Definition of synaptic in English:



  • Relating to a synapse or synapses between nerve cells.

    ‘the synaptic membrane’
    • ‘Each little bump or spine on each dendrite is a synaptic connection from another nerve cell axon terminal.’
    • ‘This primary pathology includes a range of inflammatory disorders as well as neuronal loss along with dendritic damage and synaptic loss.’
    • ‘This is the release of a neurotransmitter into the synaptic cleft from synaptic vesicles in the axon terminal.’
    • ‘After synaptic transmission is blocked by botulinum toxin, the muscles become clinically weak and atrophic.’
    • ‘A major type of neuron in the cerebral cortex may receive up to 10,000 synaptic connections from other neurons.’