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."
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