postsynaptic

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adjective post·syn·ap·tic \ 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

postsynaptically

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First Known Use of postsynaptic

1909


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postsynaptic

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adjective post·syn·ap·tic \ ˌpōst-sə-ˈnap-tik \

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. TsienScientific AmericanApril 2000

postsynaptically

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