POSTSYNAPTIC POTENTIAL (PSP)

the electric potential at a dendrite or other exterior region of a neuron after an impulse has reached it across a synapse. Postsynaptic potentials might be either excitatory or inhibitory postsynaptic potentials.

POSTSYNAPTIC POTENTIAL (PSP): "Postsynaptic potentials are discussed more heavily in Chapter 22."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "POSTSYNAPTIC POTENTIAL (PSP)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/postsynaptic-potential-psp/ (accessed June 22, 2021).
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