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Inhibitor or inhibition may refer to:

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  • Cognitive inhibition, the mind's ability to tune out irrelevant stimuli
    • Inhibitory control, a cognitive process and more specifically, an executive function – that permits an individual to inhibit their impulses and natural, habitual, or dominant behavioral responses to stimuli (a.k.a. prepotent responses) in order to select a more appropriate behavior that is consistent with completing their goals.
  • Inhibition of return, a feature of attention
  • Inhibition theory, a theory pertaining to the performance of a mental task
  • Latent inhibition, a term used in classical conditioning
  • Memory inhibition, processes that suppress or interfere with specific memories
  • Sexual inhibition, reservations relating to sexual practices
  • Social inhibition, a conditioned fear reaction to social marginalization or isolation

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