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postsynaptic

 [pōst″sĭ-nap´tik]
distal to or occurring beyond a synapse.

post·syn·ap·tic

(pōst'sin-ap'tik),
Pertaining to the area on the distal side of a synaptic cleft.

postsynaptic

/post·sy·nap·tic/ (-sĭ-nap´tik) distal to or occurring beyond a synapse.

postsynaptic

(pōst′sĭ-năp′tĭk)
adj.
Situated behind or occurring after a synapse: postsynaptic neurons.

post′syn·ap′ti·cal·ly adv.

postsynaptic

[-sinap′tik]
Etymology: L, post + Gk, synaptein, to join
1 situated after a synapse.
2 occurring after a synapse has been crossed.

postsynaptic

distal to the synapse

postsynaptic

distal to or occurring beyond a synapse.

postsynaptic potentiation
increased rate of discharge of a nerve cell that has been subjected to intensive stimulation. Appears to be related to the appearance of a greater number of dendritic spines.
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Nonetheless, transient electrical synaptogenesis alters the subsequent formation of chemical synapses (Szabo et al, 2004; Neunuebel and Zoran, 2005) and influences the outcome of neural network regeneration (Szabo and Zoran, 2007).
Autapse is assumed as chemical synapse in this paper and modeled using the so-called fast threshold modulation given by the following function.
But, here we consider that each neuron in the network has one autapse modeled as chemical synapse.
Symmetric chemical synapses, corresponding to the inhibitory synapses, showed a well-organized presynaptic grid at the synaptic active zone and rigidity in both pre-and postsynaptic membranes, making this area of the synaptic complex more straight and of higher electron-density; at the postsynaptic site, no appreciable postsynaptic density was observed (Fig.
In fact, the synaptic cleft width (10-17 nm) indicated that these are indeed chemical synapses.
The clear and dense-core unidirectional chemical synapses observed in the pit and slit ocelli and in the pacemaker region are commonly found in other cnidarians (see West-fall, 1987).