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MembranesynapseEndomembrane systemCell envelopeCell junctionCell membranepostsynaptic cell membrane

Definition

In a chemical synapse, the postsynaptic membrane is the membrane that receives a signal (binds neurotransmitter) from the presynaptic cell and responds via depolarisation or hyperpolarisation. The postsynaptic membrane is separated from the presynaptic membrane by the synaptic cleft.

Synonyms

Postsynaptic membrane

Category

› Cellular component

Keywords

Postsynaptic cell membrane

GOi

postsynaptic membrane [ GO:0045211 ]