OBO ID: GO:0060080
Term Name: inhibitory postsynaptic potential Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • IPSP
  • regulation of inhibitory post-synaptic membrane potential
Definition: 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.
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