postsynaptic

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

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postsynaptically \ˌpōs(t)-​sə-​ˈnap-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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1909, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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postsynaptic

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. Tsien, Scientific American, April 2000

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postsynaptically \-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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