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uncompetitive inhibition


Definition: an inhibitory effect on a metabolic function, such as that of an enzyme, not based on competition for the binding site of the naturally occurring substrate but on a different effect on the molecule the function of which is being inhibited; an uncompetitive inhibition binds only to the enzyme-substrate complex.

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