POSTSYNAPTIC RECEPTOR

any receptor which resides upon the cell membrane or inside a postsynaptic neuron. Interaction with an effector substance, dispersed by the presynaptic neuron or from another site, begins a series of biochemical occurrences.

POSTSYNAPTIC RECEPTOR: "The postsynaptic receptor is failing to respond even when directly prompted."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "POSTSYNAPTIC RECEPTOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/postsynaptic-receptor/ (accessed October 7, 2020).
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