Restraint; Sublimation; Suppression
The blockage of an action, thought, or process. Inhibition may describe conscious or unconscious limitation or restriction of behavior or response, or the blockage of a particular psychological process. Inhibition regulates between conscious and unconscious or instinctual behaviors and thoughts. In physiology, inhibition describes a specific motor or physiological response being prohibited or dampened such as a muscle movement, or it may focus on the ability to stop an effect of a binding ligand (neurotransmitter or hormone).