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excitatory postsynaptic potential

[ ĭk-sītə-tôr′ē ]
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A local change in the depolarization produced in the postsynaptic neuronal membrane in response to an excitatory impulse; summation of these depolarizations can lead to discharge of an impulse by the neuron.

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