noun[mass noun] Physiology
The increase in strength of nerve impulses along pathways which have been used previously, either short-term or long-term.
More example sentences
- This increased strength, termed long-term potentiation, can be, despite its name, relatively short-lived.
- Researchers believe these synaptic changes, called long-term potentiation or LTP, are the basis for learning in the brain.
- We hypothesized that in these patients theophylline, a drug that stabilizes breathing, may affect short-term potentiation.
Definition of potentiation in:
- The US English dictionary