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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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