IPSP

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IPSP is the inhibitory postsynaptic potential, a release of neurotransmitter by the inhibitiory synapse which hyperpolarizes postsynaptic membrane temporarily by the flow of charged ions into the postsynaptic cell[1].

Events that occur in postsynaptic membrane:

  1. Chloride ions will enter postsynaptic membrane
  2. Potassium ions will leave postsynaptic membrane
  3. Small hyperpolarization occurs, leading to diminishing graded potential

References

  1. Alberts, et al. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 5th ed. Garland Science. 2008 pp 688
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