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Inhibitor vs Depressant - What's the difference?

inhibitor | depressant |

As nouns the difference between inhibitor and depressant

is that inhibitor is inhibitor (all senses) while depressant is (pharmacology) a pharmacological substance which decreases neuronal or physiological activity.

As an adjective depressant is

acting as a depressant.

inhibitor

Noun

(en noun)
  • (chemistry) Any substance capable of stopping or slowing a specific chemical reaction.
  • (biology) Any substance capable of stopping or slowing a specific biological process
  • Derived terms

    * inhibitory

    See also

    * catalyst ----

    depressant

    Noun

  • (pharmacology) A pharmacological substance which decreases neuronal or physiological activity.
  • Alcohol acts first as a stimulant and then as a depressant .
  • (mining) An agent that inhibits the flotation of a mineral or minerals.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Acting as a depressant.