disinhibit

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disinhibit

(dĭs′ĭn-hĭb′ĭt)
tr.v. disinhib·ited, disinhib·iting, disinhib·its
1. To free (a person) from inhibitions.
2. To terminate or reverse the inhibition of (a neuron, for example).
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The benign online disinhibition effect: Could situational factors induce self- disclosure and prosocial behaviors?
Celebrating parties are accompanied by plenty of food; and frequently by alcohol, which potentiates this generalized psychomotor and social disinhibition. In a way, alcohol can induce in many people a state of a manic euphoric type (and in others a depressive state), being a substance consumed by people precisely for the support provided to the community during celebrations.
Recent studies have shown higher rates of disinhibition in "presymptomatic" gene-positive subjects vs gene-negative controls, suggesting that these symptoms may arise early in HD.