Of or pertaining to, or producing, inhibition; consisting in inhibition; tending or serving to inhibit; as, the inhibitory action of the pneumogastric on the respiratory center. "I would not have you consider these criticisms as inhibitory.

<physiology> " (Lamb) Inhibitory nerves, those nerves which modify, inhibit, or suppress a motor or secretory act already in progress.

Origin: LL. Inhibitorius: cf. F. Inhibitoire.

(01 Mar 1998)