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Term:
inhibitory postsynaptic potential (GO:0060080)
Annotations: Rat: (23) Mouse: (23) Human: (23) Chinchilla: (22) Bonobo: (23) Dog: (22) Squirrel: (23) Pig: (22)
Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
depolarization of postsynaptic membrane 
excitatory postsynaptic potential +   
hyperpolarization of postsynaptic membrane 
inhibitory postsynaptic potential +   
A process that causes a temporary decrease in postsynaptic membrane potential due to the flow of negatively charged ions into the postsynaptic cell. The flow of ions that causes an IPSP is an inhibitory postsynaptic current (IPSC) and makes it more difficult for the neuron to fire an action potential.

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: regulation of inhibitory post-synaptic membrane potential
Related Synonyms: IPSP
Definition Sources: GOC:dph, GOC:ef

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