postsynaptic


post·syn·ap·tic

adjective \ˌpōs(t)-sə-ˈnap-tik\

Definition of POSTSYNAPTIC

1
:  occurring after synapsis <a postsynaptic chromosome>
2
:  of, occurring in, or being a nerve cell by which a wave of excitation is conveyed away from a synapse <a postsynaptic membrane>
post·syn·ap·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of POSTSYNAPTIC

1909

post·syn·ap·tic

adjective \ˌpōst-sə-ˈnap-tik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of POSTSYNAPTIC

1
: occurring after synapsis <a postsynaptic chromosome>
2
: relating to, occurring in, or being part of a nerve cell by which a wave of excitation is conveyed away from a synapse <postsynaptic dopamine receptors>
post·syn·ap·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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