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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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.
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.