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repression

 [re-presh´un]
1. the act of restraining, inhibiting, or suppressing.
2. in molecular genetics, inhibition of gene transcription by a repressor.
3. in psychiatry, a defense mechanism by which a person unconsciously banishes unacceptable ideas, feelings or impulses from consciousness. A person using repression to obtain relief from mental conflict is unaware of “forgetting” unpleasant situations as a way of avoiding them. If done to an extreme, repression may lead to increased tension and irresponsible behavior that the person himself cannot understand or explain.
enzyme repression interference, usually by the end product of a pathway, with synthesis of the enzymes of that pathway.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

re·pres·sion

(rē-presh'ŭn),
1. In psychotherapy, the active process or defense mechanism of keeping out and ejecting and banishing from consciousness those ideas or impulses that are unacceptable to the ego or superego.
2. Decreased expression of some gene product.
[L. re-primo, pp. -pressus, to press back, repress]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

repression

(rĭ-prĕsh′ən)
n.
Psychology The unconscious exclusion of painful impulses, desires, or fears from the conscious mind.

re·pres′sion·ist adj.
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repression

Psychiatry An unconscious defense mechanism, that blocks unacceptable ideas, fantasies, or impulses from consciousness or that keeps unconsciousness what never was conscious. Cf Suppression Psychoanalysis A mental block to acknowledging an uncomfortable memory or feeling.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

re·pres·sion

(rē-presh'ŭn)
1. psychotherapy The active process or defense mechanism of keeping out and ejecting, banishing from consciousness, ideas or impulses that are unacceptable to it.
2. Decreased expression of some gene product.
[L. re-primo, pp. -pressus, to press back, repress]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

repression

1. Inhibition of transcription at a particular site on DNA or MESSENGER RNA by the binding of REPRESSOR PROTEIN to the site.
2. The prevention of the synthesis of certain enzymes by bacterial products.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

repression

the state in which a gene is prevented from being transcribed, so that no protein is produced. see OPERON MODEL.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Repression

A unconscious psychological mechanism in which painful or unacceptable ideas, memories, or feelings are removed from conscious awareness or recall.
Mentioned in: Somatoform Disorders
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

re·pres·sion

(rē-presh'ŭn)
1. In psychotherapy, the active process or defense mechanism of keeping out and ejecting and banishing from consciousness those ideas or impulses that are unacceptable to the ego or superego.
2. Decreased expression of some gene product.
[L. re-primo, pp. -pressus, to press back, repress]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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