Definition of Postsynaptic

1. Adjective. (cytology) in a synapse, of or pertaining to the neuron that bears receptors for neurotransmitter released into the synaptic cleft by the presynaptic neuron ¹



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Definition of Postsynaptic

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Postsynaptic

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postsynaptic (current term)
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Literary usage of Postsynaptic

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1. Molecular Neurobiology: Proceedings of the 2nd NIMH Conference by Steven Zalcman (1995)
"The role of postsynaptic PKC in LTP of CA3 synapses was studied in rat hippocampal ... The main results were that: (1) the postsynaptic delivery of PMB or ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"From neurophysiological work it is known that the faster the excitatory impulses from presynaptic neurons impinge upon a postsynaptic neuron the ..."

3. Alcohol and the Brain (1993)
"Adjacent EPSPs and IPSPs can sum- mate on the postsynaptic neuron; for exA large ... Some pep- tides can alter the excitability of postsynaptic membranes or ..."

4. Health Consequences of Smoking: Nicotine Addiction a Report of the Surgeon by DIANE Publishing Company, C. Everett Koop, M.D. (1995)
"Central Nicotinic Cholinergic Receptors: Pre- or postsynaptic? ... Somatodendritic postsynaptic Actions Much of 3H-agonist labeling probably represents ..."

5. Problems of Drug Dependence: Proceedings of the 58th Annual Scientific Meeting by Louie S. Harrie (1999)
"The resulting transient elevation of DA activates feedback pathways and initiates a sequence of neuroadaptive alterations of pre- and postsynaptic neuronal ..."

6. The Neuroscience of Mental Health: A Report on Neuroscience Research edited by Stephen H. Koslow (1997)
"The three glutamate receptor subtypes are shown embedded in the postsynaptic membrane and are called NMDA, kainate, and KA/AMPA, classically termed ..."

7. Catalyzing Inquiry at the Interface of Computing and Biology by John C. Wooley, Herbert Lin (2005)
"(C) postsynaptic membrane surface—view of extracellular face of membrane ... (D) Completed model including postsynaptic membrane subdivided into distinct ..."

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