postsynaptic

[pohst-si-nap-tik]
adjective Physiology.
being or occurring on the receiving end of a discharge across the synapse.

Origin:
1905–10; post- + synaptic

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postsynaptic post·syn·ap·tic (pōst'sĭ-nāp'tĭk)
adj.
Situated behind or occurring after a synapse.

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Scalp eeg measures the summed activity of postsynaptic currents.
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