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trans-synaptic

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Definition of trans-synaptic in English:

adjective

Physiology
Occurring or existing across a nerve synapse.
Example sentences
  • It is based on the transsynaptic transfer of green fluorescent protein in the brains of mice using a fusion protein with a nontoxic fragment of tetanus toxin expressed in defined neurons.
  • The best available tools, transsynaptic tracers, are unable to distinguish weak direct connections from strong indirect ones.
  • Transsynapptic neuronal degeneration of optic nerves consequent to occipital lobe lesions is a rare phenomenon.

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