postsynaptic membrane

post·syn·ap·tic mem·brane

that part of the plasma membrane of a neuron or muscle fiber with which an axon terminal forms a synaptic junction; in many instances, at least part of such a small postsynaptic membrane patch shows characteristic morphologic modifications such as greater thickness and higher electron density, believed to correspond to the transmitter-sensitive receptor site of such synapses.

post·syn·ap·tic mem·brane

(pōst'si-nap'tik mem'brān)
That part of the plasma membrane of a neuron or muscle fiber with which an axon terminal forms a synaptic junction.

postsynaptic membrane

the excitable membrane of the DENDRITE next to the AXON at a synapse, that receives the nerve impulse.
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Subsequently, neurotransmitter is released into the synaptic cleft and diffuses to the postsynaptic membrane to activate neurotransmitter receptors.
This balance can be maintained by regulating the number of neurotransmitter receptors in the postsynaptic membrane.
Sufficient depolarization of the postsynaptic membrane reaches a threshold at which a second action potential is induced and the impulse is successfully transmitted to the next neuron.
The depolarizing agents bind to acetylcholine receptors and cause a sustained postsynaptic membrane depolarization.
Following nerve impulse transmission, acetylcholine is released from the postsynaptic membrane receptor and is broken down by acetylcholinesterase (AChE) to choline and acetic acid.
Direct receptors are known as ionotropic because they are linked to ion channels, pores in the postsynaptic membrane that allow passage of ions when opened.
1A] is both an autoreceptor on the neuronal cell body and a postsynaptic membrane receptor that reduces adenylyl cyclase activity.
NMDARs and nNOS are coupled together at the postsynaptic membrane through their interaction with postsynaptic density protein (PSD) 95 via PSD-95/disc large/zonula occludens-1 (PDZ) domains.
A neuromuscular junction is comprised of three components--the presynaptic membrane, the synaptic cleft, and the postsynaptic membrane.
These presynaptic and postsynaptic membrane changes occur in response to mediators which are initiated by the postsynaptic membrane.
GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter and the binding of GABA to its receptors in the central nervous system can lead to an influx of chloride ion to the neurons and hyper polarization of pre- and postsynaptic membranes.
A] receptors are present both at the synapse and on postsynaptic membranes distant from synapses.