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What are inhibitors?

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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
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In brief: Inhibitors

Also called inhibiter a person or thing that inhibits 2.
(chemistry) also called anticatalyst a substance that retards or stops a chemical reaction compare catalyst 3. (life sciences & allied applications / biochemistry) biochem a. A substance that inhibits the action of an enzyme b. A substance that inhibits a metabolic or physiological process a plant growth inhibitor.

In brief: Inhibitors

Also called inhibiter a person or thing that inhibits 2.
(chemistry) also called anticatalyst a substance that retards or stops a chemical reaction compare catalyst 3. (life sciences & allied applications / biochemistry) biochem a. A substance that inhibits the action of an enzyme b. A substance that inhibits a metabolic or physiological process a plant growth inhibitor.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. Kristi Kohl
Family Medicine

In brief: Decreases function

The general term inhibitors means that it keeps something from doing something that it normally does.
For example, cytochrome p450 inhibitors keep the enzyme from doing its normal full function. This means that the enzyme may not metabolize or process certain medicines as quickly as normal and they can build up in the body. There are many other types of inhibitors in medicine also.

In brief: Decreases function

The general term inhibitors means that it keeps something from doing something that it normally does.
For example, cytochrome p450 inhibitors keep the enzyme from doing its normal full function. This means that the enzyme may not metabolize or process certain medicines as quickly as normal and they can build up in the body. There are many other types of inhibitors in medicine also.
Dr. Kristi Kohl
Dr. Kristi Kohl
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