long-term potentiation(redirected from Long-lasting potentiation)
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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 potentiationA persistent increase in effectiveness of some synapses when frequently activated.
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