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This question really boils down to semantics, and the definition can be clarified by discussing enzyme regulation in general. The 3 main ways that enzymes can be inhibited are through the following mechanisms: competitive inhibition, non-competitive inhibition, and uncompetitive inhibition. In competitive inhibition, the inhibitor binds directly to the ...


The whole point is to inhibit the enzyme activity. When the inhibitor binds to the allosteric site, it changes the shape of the whole enzyme and hence prevents the substrate from binding with the enzyme and forming the enzyme substrate complex. Hence , as a net result, stops the enzyme action.

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