EXCITATORY SYNAPSE

A synapse where the firing of a fibre causes an excitatory post synaptic potential in the post synaptic neuron. Compare inhibitory synapse.

EXCITATORY SYNAPSE: "The ecitatory synapse increase the probabiltythat a postsynaptic neuron will fire a nerve impulse."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "EXCITATORY SYNAPSE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/excitatory-synapse/ (accessed September 27, 2020).
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