Medical Dictionary

long–term potentiation


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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