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long-term potentiation

[¦lȯŋ ‚tərm pə‚ten·chē′ā·shən]
(neuroscience)
A long-lasting increase in synaptic efficacy, believed to be involved in information storage in the brain.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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With the deletion of the RSG14 gene however, the CA2 region remarkably shows signs of "robust long term potentiation", which allows for stronger neural connections to be built with electrical stimulation.
Feig, "Acquisition of contextual discrimination involves the appearance of a RAS-GRF1/p38 mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase-mediated signaling pathway that promotes long term potentiation (LTP)," The Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol.

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