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 (dĭs′ĭn-hə-bĭsh′ən, -ĭn-ə-, dĭs-ĭn′-)
1. Loss of inhibition, as through the influence of external stimuli such as drugs or alcohol, or as a result of brain damage.
2. Unrestrained behavior resulting from a lessening or loss of inhibitions or a disregard of cultural constraints.


(ˌdɪsɪnɪˈbɪʃən; -ɪnhɪ-)
(Psychology) psychol a temporary loss of inhibition, caused by an outside stimulus such as alcohol or a drug


(dɪsˌɪn ɪˈbɪʃ ən, -ˌɪn hɪ-, ˌdɪs ɪn-)

1. a temporary loss of inhibition caused by an outside stimulus.
2. removal of a chemical inhibitor.


n (psych) desinhibición f
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It would have been useful to consider studies of the visual disinhibition of stimuli seemingly eliminated by more intense neighboring stimuli.
In the patient with stress sensitivity since childhood and low-stress management ability, additional traumatic experiences because of disinhibition and problems of daily survival create an encapsulating bell jar of "no way out" type; in this vicious circle the patient cannot resist the need for the anxiolytic effects of alcohol.
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This generally includes impairments in multiple domains of cognition, such as attention, orientation, memory and executive function, and may also include behavioral disinhibition and affective instability among other psychiatric symptoms.
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A month post discharge, he presented once again with an acute onset of hypersomnia (lasting 2 days) followed by emotional outbursts, including irritability, clingy behaviour, aggression and sexual disinhibition.
In a review of the literature, Torti, Gwyther, Reed, Friedman, and Schulman (2004) reported that agitation, disinhibition, and hallucinations are the patient factors most strongly implicated in the burden.
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He said: "The disinhibition extends to what he did afterwards in stealing the betting slips.