homosynaptic

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EtymologyEdit

homo- +‎ synaptic

AdjectiveEdit

homosynaptic (not comparable)

  1. (physiology) Involving a single synapse.
    • 2015 August 29, “Decline in the Recovery from Synaptic Depression in Heavier Aplysia Results from Decreased Serotonin-Induced Novel PKC Activation”, in PLOS ONE[1], DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0136907:
      Habituation and dishabituation allow for experience-dependent tuning of these reflexes and the mechanisms underlying these forms of behavioral plasticity involve changes in transmitter release from the sensory to motor neuron synapses through homosynaptic depression and the serotonin-mediated recovery from depression, respectively.

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