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

adjective Physiology.

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

Origin of postsynaptic

1905–10; post- + synaptic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for postsynaptic

[ pōst′sĭ-năptĭk ]


Situated behind or occurring after a synapse.
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