Inhibitory Postsynaptic Potential: Definition & Examples


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Where does the electrical signal convert to a chemical signal between neurons?

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1. What is a postsynaptic potential?

2. What is an inhibitory postsynaptic potential?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In order to pass the quiz, students should have a working knowledge of the structure of neurons and the chemical processes associated with neurons.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will cover:

  • Conversion of an electrical signal to a chemical signal
  • The main neurotransmitter involved in inhibitory postsynaptic potential
  • Drugs that work on GABA

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the processes in the brain that lessen signal sending
  • Making connections - ensure that you understand the relationship between certain drugs and neurotransmissions
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what inhibitory postsynaptic potential is and interpret it accurately

Additional Learning

Learn about inhibitory postsynaptic potential by reviewing the lesson Inhibitory Postsynaptic Potential: Definition & Examples. Covered objectives include:

  • Understand the structure and function of brain cells
  • Define postsynaptic potential
  • Know the function of inhibitory postsynaptic potential