Of or relating to a neuron or part of a neuron, muscle, or gland that receives a signal across a synapse (1). Compare presynaptic. postsynaptic excitation See excitatory postsynaptic potential. postsynaptic inhibition See inhibitory postsynaptic potential. [From Latin post after or behind + Greek synapsis contact or junction, from syn together + haptein to fasten + -ikos of, relating to, or resembling]
Subjects: Psychology — Chemistry.