EXCITATORY POSTSYNAPTIC POTENTIAL (EPSP)

A depolarising potential in a post synaptic neuron caused by exciatory presynaptic impulses. Compare inhibitory post synaptic potential.

EXCITATORY POSTSYNAPTIC POTENTIAL (EPSP): "The excitatory postsynaptic potential increases the probability that the post synaptic neuron will initiate an action."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "EXCITATORY POSTSYNAPTIC POTENTIAL (EPSP)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/excitatory-postsynaptic-potential-epsp/ (accessed September 21, 2020).
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