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).
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disinhibit

(ˌdɪsɪnˈhɪbɪt)
vb (tr)
(Psychology) to remove inhibition from
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Alcohol also disinhibits us behaviorally, which means it becomes more difficult to make healthy choices; the alcohol effect says, "Never mind, we'll worry about this another time."
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.
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.
From the basic conceptual premise that alcohol disinhibits socially inhibited behavior, it has been concluded that individuals who exhibit different levels of social inhibition in a sober state will be variably affected by alcohol.
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.
Although the mechanism of morphine in OCD is unclear, one possibility suggests that stimulation of m-opioid receptors disinhibits serotonergic neurons in the raphe necleus by suppressing inhibitory gaminobutyric acid-ergic neurotransmission, and thus increasing serotonergic tone.
This formula boosts the qi and fortifies the spleen, disinhibits water and disperses swelling.