long-term potentiation

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long-term potentiation

n.
Repeated presynaptic stimulation of a nerve, either naturally or in vitro, that results in the long-lasting increased strength of a synapse and is thought to be necessary for learning and memory formation.
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long-term potentiation

A persistent increase in effectiveness of some synapses when frequently activated.
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