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>
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Medical Definition of postsynaptic
1: occurring after synapsis <a postsynaptic chromosome>
2: relating to, occurring in, or being part of a neuron that receives a nerve impulse after it has crossed a synapse <postsynaptic dopamine receptors> <At a synapse, information in the form of chemicals called neurotransmitters flows from the so-called presynaptic cell to one dubbed the postsynaptic cell.—Joe Z. Tsien, Scientific American, April 2000>
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