* * *post·syn·ap·tic .pōst-sə-'nap-tik adj1) occurring after synapsis <a \postsynaptic chromosome>2) relating to, occurring in, or being part of a nerve cell by which a wave of excitation is conveyed away from a synapse <\postsynaptic dopamine receptors>post·syn·ap·ti·cal·ly -ti-k(ə-)lē adv
* * *post·sy·nap·tic (pōst″sĭ-napґtik) situated beyond or distal to a synapse, or occurring after the synapse is crossed.
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postsynaptic — adjective Date: 1909 1. occurring after synapsis < a postsynaptic chromosome > 2. of, occurring in, or being a nerve cell by which a wave of excitation is conveyed away from a synapse < a postsynaptic membrane > • postsynaptically adverb … New Collegiate Dictionary
postsynaptic — | ̷ ̷+ adjective Etymology: post + synaptic : following synapsis : belonging to the kind that exists after synaptic alteration a postsynaptic chromosome … Useful english dictionary
postsynaptic — adj. [L. post, after; Gr. synapsis, union] Pertaining to structures or events on the receiving side of a synapse … Dictionary of invertebrate zoology
postsynaptic — /pohst si nap tik/, adj. Physiol. being or occurring on the receiving end of a discharge across the synapse. [1905 10; POST + SYNAPTIC] * * * … Universalium
postsynaptic — adjective in a synapse, of or pertaining to the neuron that bears receptors for neurotransmitter released into the synaptic cleft by the presynaptic neuron … Wiktionary
postsynaptic — adj. after the synapse, located at the distant side of a synapse (Neurology) … English contemporary dictionary
postsynaptic — post·synaptic … English syllables
postsynaptic — post•sy•nap•tic [[t]ˌpoʊst sɪˈnæp tɪk[/t]] adj. phi phl being or occurring on the receiving end of a discharge across a synapse • Etymology: 1905–10 … From formal English to slang
postsynaptic — /ˈpoʊstsaɪnæptɪk/ (say pohstsuynaptik), / sə / (say suh ) adjective occurring or existing after the transmission of an impulse across a synapse … Australian English dictionary
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