excitatory postsynaptic potential (EPSP)
graded depolarization of a neuron
inhibitory postsynaptic potential (IPSP)
temporary hyperpolarization of a membrane
neuron on the receiving end of a synapse
neuron on the releasing end of a synapse
circuit of neurons from the sensory neurons to muscle responses that produce a reflex
consistent, automatic response to a stimulus
combination of effects of activity from two or more synapses onto a single neuron
spontaneous firing rate
periodic production of action potentials by a neuron in the absence of synaptic input
point of communication at the gap between two neurons or between a neuron and a muscle
cumulative effect as a result of repeated synaptic stimulation within a brief time
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