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in·hib·i·tor

also in·hib·it·er  (ĭn-hĭb′ĭ-tər)
n.
One that inhibits, as a substance that retards or stops a chemical reaction.
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inhibitor

(ɪnˈhɪbɪtə)
n
1. Also called: inhibiter a person or thing that inhibits
2. (Chemistry) Also called: anticatalyst a substance that retards or stops a chemical reaction. Compare catalyst
3. (Biochemistry) biochem
a. a substance that inhibits the action of an enzyme
b. a substance that inhibits a metabolic or physiological process: a plant growth inhibitor.
4. (General Physics) any impurity in a solid that prevents luminescence
5. (Astronautics) an inert substance added to some rocket fuels to inhibit ignition on certain surfaces
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in•hib•i•tor

or in•hib•it•er

(ɪnˈhɪb ɪ tər)

n.
1. one that inhibits.
2. a substance that slows or stops a chemical reaction.
[1865–70]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inhibitor - a substance that retards or stops an activity
substance - a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties; "shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"
angiotensin II inhibitor - an agent that retards or restrains the action of angiotensin II
antioxidant - substance that inhibits oxidation or inhibits reactions promoted by oxygen or peroxides
anticatalyst - (chemistry) a substance that retards a chemical reaction or diminishes the activity of a catalyst
moderator - any substance used to slow down neutrons in nuclear reactors
activator - (biology) any agency bringing about activation; a molecule that increases the activity of an enzyme or a protein that increases the production of a gene product in DNA transcription
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Translations

in·hib·i·tor

n. inhibidor, agente que causa una inhibición;
fusion ______ de fusión.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

inhibitor

n inhibidor m; angiotensin converting enzyme — inhibidor de la enzima convertidora de angiotensina; cholinesterase — inhibidor de la colinesterasa; fusion — inhibidor de (la) fusión; integrase — inhibidor de la integrasa; monoamine oxidase — inhibidor de la monoaminooxidasa; non-nucleoside reverse transciptase — (NNRTI) inhibidor no nucleósido de la transcriptasa inversa or reversa; nucleoside reverse transcriptase — (NRTI) inhibidor nucleósido de la transcriptasa inversa or reversa; nucleotide reverse transcriptase — (NtRTI) inhibidor nucleótido de la transcriptasa inversa or reversa; protease — inhibidor de la proteasa; proton pump — inhibidor de la bomba de protones; selective serotonin reuptake — inhibidor selectivo de la recaptación de serotonina
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Warfarin-related nephropathy is the tip of the iceberg: direct thrombin inhibitor dabigatran induces glomerular hemorrhage with acute kidney injury in rats.
As a direct result of this, a new generation of oral anticoagulants has been developed to treat and prevent thromboembolic disorders, the direct thrombin inhibitors and the factor Xa inhibitors.
Argatroban acts independently of antithrombin, like other direct thrombin inhibitors (DTIs).
Roth, "The pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and tolerability of dabigatran etexilate, a new oral direct thrombin inhibitor, in healthy male subjects," British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, vol.
Qamri et al., "Warfarin-related nephropathy is the tip of the iceberg: Direct thrombin inhibitor dabigatran induces glomerular hemorrhage with acute kidney injury in rats," Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation , vol.
Haertter et al., "Dabigatran etexilate--a novel, reversible, oral direct thrombin inhibitor: interpretation of coagulation assays and reversal of anticoagulant activity," Thrombosis & Haemostasis, vol.
Gabor, "Successful direct thrombin inhibitor treatment of a left atrial appendage thrombus developed under rivaroxaban therapy," Orvosi Hetilap, vol.
Louis, MO); (2) direct thrombin inhibitor dabigatran (Pradaxa, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Ridgefield, CT); (3) factor Xa antagonist rivaroxaban (Xarelto, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Beerse, Belgium); (4) indirect thrombin and factor Xa inhibitor heparin (Fresenius Kabi USA, Schaumburg, IL).
The direct thrombin inhibitor dabigatran (Pradaxa) is contraindicated in chronic renal failure.
cleverly showed that a direct thrombin inhibitor could reduce the progression of atherosclerosis in apolipoprotein E-deficient mice through the inhibition of the transcription of multiple proinflammatory factors [9].
Dabigatran etexilate, an oral direct thrombin inhibitor (DTI), is rapidly hydrolyzed by serum and hepatic esterases to its active form.
The development of new factor Xa and direct thrombin inhibitor drugs have made the logistics of providing adequate thrombus prevention much simpler, if somewhat more expensive.