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Term:
excitatory postsynaptic potential (GO:0060079)
Annotations: Rat: (118) Mouse: (96) Human: (123) Chinchilla: (93) Bonobo: (93) Dog: (100) Squirrel: (93) Pig: (116)
Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
depolarization of postsynaptic membrane 
excitatory postsynaptic potential +   
A process that leads to a temporary increase in postsynaptic potential due to the flow of positively charged ions into the postsynaptic cell. The flow of ions that causes an EPSP is an excitatory postsynaptic current (EPSC) and makes it easier for the neuron to fire an action potential.
hyperpolarization of postsynaptic membrane 
inhibitory postsynaptic potential +   

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: regulation of excitatory post-synaptic membrane potential
Related Synonyms: regulation of EPSP
Definition Sources: GOC:dph, GOC:ef

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