disinhibit

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dis·in·hib·it

 (dĭs′ĭn-hĭb′ĭt)
tr.v. dis·in·hib·it·ed, dis·in·hib·it·ing, dis·in·hib·its
1. To free (a person) from inhibitions.
2. To terminate or reverse the inhibition of (a neuron, for example).

disinhibit

(ˌdɪsɪnˈhɪbɪt)
vb (tr)
(Psychology) to remove inhibition from
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It has been suggested, and partly proven, that zolpidem disinhibits the globus pallidus interna, and in that way increases the thalamic excitatory role on the frontal lobes.
More specifically, inhibition of their activity disinhibits the activity of the prefrontal projection neurons, and synchronises their action.
Current translational frameworks support the proposition that ATD thus disinhibits dorsal raphe-originating serotonergic control of corticotropin-releasing hormone-mediated excitation of the BNST.
Another theoretical perspective offered by Felson and Burchfield (2004) is that being drunk places a person at greater risk of sexual assault because it disinhibits the offender.
It's not an excuse because the propensity is there in an individual - but alcohol disinhibits conduct, makes people react in a way they wouldn't do.
Thus it disinhibits water at the same time as supplementing yin insufficiency.
But, Dr Mike Hopley says: "Alcohol is very good at dealing with stress in the short term as it disinhibits the central nervous system - but then your resolve weakens.
Sentencing him to four years in prison at Leeds Crown Court on Wednesday, Judge James Stewart told Webster: "Drink in excess disinhibits and causes people to behave in a way in which they would not ordinarily behave.
Because alcohol disinhibits appetite, it could trigger binge eating that could trigger a relapse of the eating disorder.
Nitrous oxide disinhibits people, so t with a strong drive to control their surroundings often become uncomfortable and don't respond well to [the gas].
Its functions are that it clears heat and disinhibits urination, seeps dampness and stops diarrhea.