excitatory postsynaptic potential
[ ĭk-sī′tə-tôr′ē ]
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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