long-term potentiation


long–term potentiation

noun

Definition of LONG-TERM POTENTIATION

:  a long-lasting strengthening of the response of a postsynaptic nerve cell to stimulation across the synapse that occurs with repeated stimulation and is thought to be related to learning and long-term memory —abbreviation LTP

First Known Use of LONG-TERM POTENTIATION

1984

long–term potentiation

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LONG–TERM POTENTIATION

: a long-lasting strengthening of the response of a postsynaptic nerve cell to stimulation across the synapse that occurs with repeated stimulation and is thought to be related to learning and long-term memory—abbreviation LTP

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