Postsynaptic cell

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 Postsynaptic cells of the neuronal system are those positioned after the synaptic cleft. These cells usually feature acetyl choline receptors and ligand gated Na+ channels. They can be part of either a converging system (one with multiple inputs) or a divergent system (one of many outputs).
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Postsynaptic cells of the [[neuronal system|neuronal system]] are those positioned after the [[synaptic cleft|synaptic cleft]]. These [[Cell|cells]] usually feature [[acetyl choline receptor|acetyl choline receptors]] and [[ligand gated Na+ channels|ligand gated Na+ channels]]. In the event of acetyl choline reception, an [[Action_potential|action potential]] is then propagated down the [[axon|axon]] of the cell, if it surpasses [[threshold potential|threshold potential]]. This can be prevented if an [[inhibitory chlorine channel|inhibitory chlorine channel]] is activated. Postsynaptic cells can be part of either a converging system (one with multiple inputs) or a divergent system (one of many outputs).

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Postsynaptic cells of the neuronal system are those positioned after the synaptic cleft. These cells usually feature acetyl choline receptors and ligand gated Na+ channels. In the event of acetyl choline reception, an action potential is then propagated down the axon of the cell, if it surpasses threshold potential. This can be prevented if an inhibitory chlorine channel is activated. Postsynaptic cells can be part of either a converging system (one with multiple inputs) or a divergent system (one of many outputs).

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