"Feedback inhibition is like the automatic click off of the gas pump! The pump is the enzyme, the tank is empty and wants to be filled with our product, gas! The pump continues to produce gas, our product, until the tank reaches capacity and tells the pump to STOP! If the pump did not stop the car would overflow with gas all over the station. The feedback from the tank saying it is full is the same as the product in our Enzyme Kinetics reaction, it tells the enzyme to STOP!"
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