from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that inhibits, as a substance that retards or stops a chemical reaction.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any substance capable of stopping or slowing a specific chemical reaction.
- n. Any substance capable of stopping or slowing a specific biological process
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That which causes inhibitory action; esp., an inhibitory nerve.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See inhibiter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a substance that retards or stops an activity
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Yes, indeed, guns are fired before leaving the factory and a rust inhibitor is often applied to the exterior and the bore after testfire.
At a given signal, the APC labels an inhibitor of a certain protein-degrading enzyme, whereupon the inhibitor is carried to the proteasome and destroyed.
In 1970, I had begun work on the basic pancreatic trypsin inhibitor which has later become the model compound for the development of protein NMR, molecular dynamics, and experimental folding studies in other laboratories.
Steigemann (also one of Huber's Ph.D. students at that time) on the crystallographic refinement of the structure of bovine pancreatic trypsin inhibitor was a success, and our 1975 paper in
Although some of the ribozymes exhibited high levels of cleavage activity in vitro, none appears to be a potential long term inhibitor in cellulo.
In an attempt to copy the Ultra Hair Away process, some of these low cost imitators have tried to combine a hair removal depilatory with a so-called "inhibitor" - in these cases the "inhibitor" does not work because of the harmful effects of the depilatory.
(although the proprietary Kindle format might be a short-term inhibitor).
Saxagliptin is a DPP-4 inhibitor, which is designed to work by increasing the level of so-called incretin hormones in the body that help lower blood-glucose levels.
Earlier this year, a regulatory panel voted against the approval of Arcoxia, Merck's follow-on Cox-2 inhibitor, which is sold abroad.
Keyomarsi noted that these patients can be treated with a CDK2 inhibitor, which is now clinically available.