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1. arrest or restraint of a process.
2. in psychoanalysis, the conscious or unconscious restraining of an impulse or desire. adj., adj inhib´itory.
competitive inhibition inhibition of enzyme activity by an inhibitor (a substrate analogue) that competes with the substrate for binding sites on the enzymes.
contact inhibition inhibition of cell division and cell motility in normal animal cells when in close contact with each other.
noncompetitive inhibition inhibition of enzyme activity by substances that combine with the enzyme at a site other than that utilized by the substrate.
cessation of replication of dividing cells that come into contact, as in the center of a healing wound.
The cessation of cellular growth and division due to physical contact with other cells.
con·tact in·hi·bi·tion(kon'takt in'hi-bish'ŭn)
Cessation of replication of dividing cells that come into contact, as in the center of a healing wound.