- long-term potentiation
Increase in the strength of transmission at a synapse with repetitive use that lasts for more than a few minutes. As a form of long-term synaptic plasticity it is important as a possible cellular basis of learning and memory storage. It has been studied most extensively at excitatory synapses onto principal neurons of the hippocampus where it was first demonstrated. Selective inhibition of NMDA receptor channels has been shown to block LTP, and to block spatial learning.
Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.
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