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An anaphrodisiac is something that makes the one who uses it less aroused. This can be a medicine,[1] a food or a procedure.[2] It is sometimes used to treat hypersexuals.[3] It is also used for an animal that is in heat.[4] Pills that lower the libido are sometimes called antaphrodisiacs.[5]

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  1. Wesby, R., et al. "A survey of psychosexual arousability in male patients on depot neuroleptic medication." European psychiatry 11.2 (1996): 81-86.
  2. Emsley, John. "The Cambridge World History of Food." Science 290.5495 (2000): 1305-1305.
  3. Zanoli, P., et al. "Experimental evidence of the anaphrodisiac activity of Humulus lupulus L. in naïve male rats." Journal of ethnopharmacology 125.1 (2009): 36-40.
  4. ABMAYR, H. "Experiments with" Equoman," a hormone preparation from pregnant mare's serum, in anaphrodisiac cows." Tierarztliche Umschau 5 (1950): 59-61.
  5. Parray, Shabir Ahmad, et al. "Ruta graveolens: from traditional system of medicine to modern pharmacology: an overview." Am J Pharm Tech Res 2.2 (2012): 239-252.