excitatory postsynaptic potential

  • EPSP
German: exzitatorisches postsynaptisches Potenzial
Japanese: 興奮性シナプス後電位

Neurology. Depolarisation of the postsynaptic membrane by a neurotransmitter. The EPSP is conducted towards the cell body by the dendrite and encreases the probability of the generation of an action potential in the postsynaptic neuron.

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