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inhibitor British & World English

A thing which inhibits someone or something

entry inhibitor British & World English

A class of anti-HIV drugs that work by blocking the entry of the virus into a host cell

protease inhibitor British & World English

A substance that breaks down protease, thereby inhibiting the replication of certain cells and viruses, including HIV

COX-2 inhibitor British & World English

A painkiller that works by inhibiting the enzyme cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), which triggers the release of prostaglandins

monoamine oxidase inhibitor British & World English

Any of a group of antidepressant drugs which inhibit the activity of monoamine oxidase (so allowing accumulation of serotonin and noradrenaline in the brain)