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Synonyms for inhibitor

inhibitor (n.)

a substance that retards or stops an activity

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angiogenesis inhibitor (n.)

a drug that is designed to prevent the growth of blood vessels that nourish tumors

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rust inhibitor (n.)

antioxidant that inhibits the formation of rust

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protease inhibitor (n.)

an antiviral drug used against HIV; interrupts HIV replication by binding and blocking HIV protease; often used in combination with other drugs

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ace inhibitor (n.)

an antihypertensive drug that blocks the formation of angiotensin II in the kidney, leading to relaxation of the arteries; promotes the excretion of salt and water by inhibiting the activity of the angiotensin converting enzyme; also used to treat congestive heart failure

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cox-2 inhibitor (n.)

an anti-inflammatory drug that fights pain and blocks Cox-2 activity without impeding the activity of Cox-1; increases the risk of heart attacks

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angiotensin ii inhibitor (n.)

an agent that retards or restrains the action of angiotensin II

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monoamine oxidase inhibitor (n.)

any of a group of antidepressant drugs that inhibit the action of monoamine oxidase in the brain and so allow monoamines to accumulate

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selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor (n.)

an antidepressant drug that acts by blocking the reuptake of serotonin so that more serotonin is available to act on receptors in the brain

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tyrosine kinase inhibitor (n.)

a drug used in cases of chronic myeloid leukemia

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