Medical Definition of Excitatory synapse

1. A synapse (either chemical or electrical) in which an action potential in the presynaptic cell increases the probability of an action potential occurring in the postsynaptic cell. See: inhibitory synapse. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)



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