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Tending to cause inhibition (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). In neurophysiology, characteristic of neurons that restrain other neurons from firing, or neurotransmitters such as GABA, the action of which tends to prevent neurons from firing, or synapses (1) at which the transmission of nerve impulses tends to prevent postsynaptic neurons from firing. See also inhibitory postsynaptic potential. Compare excitatory.

Subjects: Psychology.

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