What are inhibitors?

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.
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.

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What are inhibitors? What is the normal level in our body?

Question unclear. Inhibitors of what? Substances which are inhibitors block a physiologic pathway and often there is a balance between stimulators and inhibitors which shifts with body needs. There are also numerous medications which inhibit physiologic or pathophysiological functions.

What agents inhibit the growth of neoplasm?

Many. Malignant tumors can be treated with any number of chemotherapy agents including doxorubicin, cytoxan, taxol, taxotere, 5fu, vincristine, vinblastine, bleomycin, methotrexate, Gemzar and Navelbine (vinorelbine) and Cisplatin to name a few. Which agents are used depends upon the type of tumor being treated. Other modalities can also have an effect on tumors- radiation therapy, hyperthermia, cryosurgery, etc.

What drug inhibits estrogen-mediated tumor growth?

2 means. Hi. Estrogen receptor antagonists, like tamoxifen or raloxifine, or aromatase inhibitors, which prevent the endogenous synthesis of estrogen, are the two major categories. The main estrogen-driven tumors are ER + beast CA and endometrial CA. Good luck, and beat the CA!

What drug inhibits estrogen-mediated tumor growth?

Tamoxifen. Tamoxifen has been the standard drug that blocks estrogen receptors in patients whose tumors are considered ER+ A new type of anti-estrogen drug appears to work better than the estrogen-blocking drug tamoxifen. Exemestane (Aromasin), belongs to a class of drugs called aromatase inhibitors. But, for exemestane to work in premenopausal women, the drug can only be given when ovarian function is being suppressed. The Aromatase inhibitors, work by preventing other hormones from changing into estrogen, which fuels certain cancer growths.

What hormone inhibits the secretion of adh (vasopressin)? And what situations override the release of this inhibiting hormone?

ADH (vasopressin) secretion. ADH (vasopressin) is mostly controlled by plasma osmolality and plasma volume. Diabetes insipidus occurs when ADH (vasopressin) is not secreted (head trauma, pituitary tumor) or when the kidney does not respond to it (nephrogenic di). Ethanol inhibits adh, (vasopressin) as does atrial naturetic protein, but these are lesser influences than osmolality and volume.

What are neuron inhibitors? Examples?

Come again? Are you asking about endogenous substances like inhibitory neurotransmitters or exogenous substances (drugs)? Physicians and neuroscientists don't generally think in the terms in which you've framed your question. Put another way, your question is too vague. Try reposting it with a more specific (and longer) description of what question you're trying to get answered.