1. An agent that restrains or retards physiologic, chemical, or enzymatic action. 2. A substance that blocks, restricts, or interferes with a particular chemical reaction or other biologic activity.
A substance which slows down chemical reaction. Inhibitors are sometimes used in certain adhesives to prolong its life or storage.
A substance that interferes with the ability of the DNA polymerase to amplify nucleic acids. Heparin is an example of an inhibitor.
A substance that retards the rate of a chemical reaction.
A corrosion inhibitor is a material which prevents or delays oxidation and galvanic action on a connector surface, or the interface of different conductors. Also, a chemical compound added to a mixture to restrain its chemical reaction until a desired condition exists.
(r) a material used to suppress a chemical reaction.
A compound that retards or stops a chemical chain reaction such as corrosion, oxidation, or polymerization. These are used quite often to make products with unstable characteristics become stable for use and transportation.
Any agent which retards a chemical reaction.
Is a substance which is added to petroleum products to prevent or minimise an undesirable change in the product or the condition of the equipment in which it is used. The changes which are often prevented are corrosion, oxidation, solidification or deposition (wax, hydrate, asphaltene).
a molecule that decreases or prevents a chemical reaction, also called negative catalysts; often used as medicines to decrease enzyme-mediated reactions; antioxidants are inhibitors, and a type of corrosion inhibitor is added to antifreeze in automobile motors.
A chemical substance that acts to prevent a process from occurring; many chemicals both natural and artificial can act to prevent seed germination.
A chemical agent which slows or reduces chemical action. Inhibitors are used principally in liquid coolants to reduce corrosion of metal parts of the system and in well drilling fluids to reduce corrosion of metals in piping of equipment used in well drilling operations.
A substance that slows or prevents chemical reactions, such as oxidation or corrosion.
Compounds or materials that have the effect of slowing down or stopping an undesired chemical change such as corrosion, oxidation or polymerisation. Addition of certain types of inhibitors change the interfacial tension of a petroleum product which may reduce the coalescing efficiency of some medium. Reduced interfacial tension between two liquids causes a tighter emulsion more difficult to break up by coalescing.
A substance added to oil, water, gas, etc., to prevent action such as foaming, rusting, etc.
A substance that retards or prevents a chemical or physical change. In textiles a chemical agent that is added to prevent fading degradation or other undesirable effects.
A chemical that prevents corrosion or oxidation.
A chemical which is added to another substance to prevent an unwanted chemical change from occurring.
A chemical compound that has the effect of blocking or slowing a biological process, for example an enzymatic reaction.
An additive to polyester resin or styrene used to slow the chemical reaction which leads to curing.
Any substance that interferes with a chemical reaction, growth, or other biological activity.
A substance which selectively retards a chemical action. An example in boiler work is the use of an inhibitor, when using acid to remove scale, to prevent the acid from attacking the boiler metal.
an additive used to retard undesirable chemical action in a product. It is added in small quantities to gasolines to prevent oxidation and gum formation, to lubricating oils to stop color change, and to corrosive environments to decrease corrosive action.
A substance, directed against a coagulation factor or factors, which interferes with the coagulation process.
Additive used to slow down a chemical process.
A chemical additive that retards undesired chemical reactions such as corrosion, oxidation, drying, and skinning.
A substance which binds to the surface of an enzyme and interferes with its action on its substrates.
substance that interferes with catalysis; a substance which prevents a reaction from taking place by forming a complex to tie up one of the reactants.
An additive to polyester resin which retards curing or polymerization thereby extending the shelf life of the resin. It also influences gel time and exothermic heat.
A substance used in low concentration to suppress a chemical reaction.
As it pertains to drug design, a drug that slows or blocks physiologic, chemical, or enzymatic action.
A substance that retards some specific chemical reaction, for example, a corrosion inhibitor. See also Vapour phase inhibitor.
A substance that retards or stops a chemical reaction.
a substance that retards or stops an activity
a chemical that is added to a material to slow down or prevent an unwanted reaction such as polymerization
a compound that will react with radicals, effectively reducing the amount of free radicals in a reaction medium
a politically correct word I just coined to use instead of "a chemical that is harmful to termites
a substance or vapour that blinds the flame sensor
a substance that diminishes the rate of a chemical reaction and the process is called inhibition
a substance that prevents or decreases the rate of a chemical reaction
a substance that retards or stops a biological or chemical activity
a substance, which blocks a certain physiological reaction; it serves almost as an antagonist
Something that restrains or prevents the growth of a plant
Additive than improves the performance of a petroleum product by controlling undesirable chemical reactions, i.e., oxidation inhibitor, rust inhibitor, etc.
A material used to prevent rust or corrosion, or an agent, which arrests chemical reaction. .
A general term for compounds or materials having the effect of slowing down or stopping an undesired chemical changes such as corrosion, polymerization, drying, shrinking, etc.
A chemical substance that, when added in a relatively low concentration, retards a chemical reaction.
A chemical additive that retards undesired chemical reaction such as corrosion, oxidation, drying, skinning, etc.
Any substance that retards or reduces the rate of a chemical reaction.
A substance which is added to slow down the rate of a chemical reaction; they are at times useful to prolong the storage or working life of certain types of adhesives.
Substances that slow or halt a chemical reaction; sometimes used in certain types of monomers and resins to prolong product life.
A substance which, when added to another substance, prevents or slows down an unwanted change or reaction
A substance that interferes with the test?s ability to detect the presence or absence of disease. Blood and mucous are examples of potential inhibitors for chlamydia testing.
A chemical or biological substance that can reduce or shut off specific biological or biochemical processes.
A substance which is added to another substance to prevent an unwanted chemical reaction from occurring.
an additive that improves the performance of a petroleum product through the control of undesirable chemical reactions.
a substance used to retard or stop an undesirable reaction.
A substance which retards a chemical reaction; used in certain types of monomers and resins to prolong storage life.
A chemical substance or combination of substances that, when present in the environment, prevents or reduces corrosion without significant reaction with the components of the environment.
A molecule which represses or prevents another molecule from engaging in a reaction.
A material which is added to prevent or block an unwanted reaction.
a chemical that acts to prevent or slow an undesirable chemical reaction; inhibitors are used in rubber to prevent premature onset of vulcanization (see scorching), also known as retarders
A chemical substance that can be used to inhibit the DDC enzyme and make more levodopa available to the brain
A substance that retards polymerization, thus extending shelf life of a monomer. Also used to influence gel time and exotherm.
A substance that slows down a chemical reaction to prolong storage or working life.
a chemical or odor that affects SPB behavior by repulsing beetles from a particular area.
A drug, chemical or substance that inhibits or blocks something from happening. Protease Inhibitors are a new drug that is expected to help inhibit the progression of HIV.
A substance that is added to another to prevent, or slow down, unwanted reaction or change.
An admixture used to delay the setting action of plasters or other cementitious materials. Also see Retarder.
a general term for any compound which will inhibit (slow down) a reaction. [Inhibitors vcan be used to slow down or stop free radical chain reactions.
material which is added to a chemical to prevent an unwanted reaction. For example, BHT (2,6-di-t-butyl-p-cresol) is often added to tetrahydrofuran to prevent potentially dangerous polymerisation.
A substance that is used to slow a chemical reaction-often to prolong shelf or storage life.
An agent that arrests a chemical reaction. In the coatings industry, an inhibitor is usually a pigment or other agent that retards the formation of rust.
A substance added to oil, water or gas to prevent foaming or rust.
any substance that slows or prevents such chemical reactions as corrosion or oxidation.
Material such as primer used to retard rusting or corrosion.
A substance that slows down chemical reaction. Inhibitors are sometimes used in certain types of monomers and resins to prolong storage life.
Any chemical substance that is added to a water supply (or solution of any kind) which interferes with ("inhibits") a chemical reaction.
a substance that prevents or retards chemical, enzymatic, or physiologic action.
Typically, an artificial substance that slows down or stops the activity of soil micro-organisms.
A substance which retards some specific chemical reaction. Pickling inhibitors retard the sissolution of metal without hindering the removal of scale from steel.
Any substance that slows or prevents a chemical or organic reaction. Concrete set up is retarded by addition, to the cement mix, during hot weather, of starches or fatty acids.
A compound (usually organic) that retards or stops a chemical reaction such as corrosion, oxidation or polymerisation.
A chemical substance of combination of substances that, when present, reduces corrosion or chemical attack.
A chemical added to another substance to prevent or slow down an unwanted or sudden occurrence of chemical change.
A substance used to reduce the rate of a chemical or electrochemical reaction.
The process of stopping a chemical/enzymatic reaction using a variety of chemical and physical means. In drug discovery inhibition of a binding assay is a method to determine that the detected binding is specific to the target receptor. A known receptor-binding analog is added at increasing concentrations, if it is able to reduce the binding of the ligand then it is competing for the binding of the same site.