Definition of synaptic in English:

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synaptic

Pronunciation: /səˈnaptik/

adjective

Anatomy
Relating to a synapse or synapses between nerve cells: the synaptic membrane
More example sentences
  • This is the release of a neurotransmitter into the synaptic cleft from synaptic vesicles in the axon terminal.
  • Each little bump or spine on each dendrite is a synaptic connection from another nerve cell axon terminal.
  • After synaptic transmission is blocked by botulinum toxin, the muscles become clinically weak and atrophic.

Derivatives

synaptically

Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • The Winterstein hypothesis was further resuscitated by evidence that CO2 could directly excite synaptically isolated respiratory neurons.
  • To test whether the pattern of synaptically recorded depression could be replicated by a simple decrease in the vesicular release probability, we repeated the simulations with P v values of 0.07 and 0.05.
  • Therefore, BDNF-induced chaos stabilization is not synaptically driven.

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Syllabification: syn·ap·tic

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