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[pohst-si-nap-tik] /ˌpoʊst sɪˈnæp tɪk/

adjective, Physiology.
being or occurring on the receiving end of a discharge across the synapse.

postsynaptic post·syn·ap·tic (pōst’sĭ-nāp’tĭk)
Situated behind or occurring after a synapse.


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