Hyperinhibition

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Hyperinhibition

 

a form of external inhibition that arises mainly in cells of the cerebral cortex when there is an excessive increase in the intensity, duration, or frequency of a stimulus. It develops when there is a deepening of nerve-cell parabioses, an exceeding of the limit of the efficiency of nerve-cell parabioses, and a decrease in functional mobility (lability). Biologically, hyperinhibition plays the role of protective inhibition.

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