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  • n. The action of a substance, at a dose that does not itself have an adverse action, in enhancing the effect of another substance

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  • n. The state or quality of being made potent; capacitation for certain ends.

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  • n. (medicine) the synergistic effect of two drugs given simultaneously


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  • Plagued by excessive alcohol, key receptors in the brain are blocked and later others are activated, producing steroids that undermine long-term potentiation LTP, a process that strengthens the connections between neurons and is essential to learning and memory.

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  • These changes, termed long-term potentiation LTP, provide an easy way for neurons to communicate with one another, thus laying the foundation of memory production.

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  • The process of forging permanent neural pathways, whereby changes occur at the synapse between neurons that enhance and strengthen the connection, is called long-term potentiation.

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  • Known as long-term potentiation or LTP, it describes the way that the synapse changes with repeated firing.

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  • The protein is thought to be essential for long-term potentiation, a crucial process for memory formation.

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  • This lays a case for a possible harmful effect of ketamine: nMDA antagonists have been shown to disrupt long-term potentiation the neural mechanism by which learning takes place in the brain.

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  • Structural changes at dendritic spine synapses during long-term potentiation.

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  • In the past few years, new software developments that combine computational neuroscience techniques with systems biology techniques have allowed large-scale, kinetic models of the molecular mechanisms underlying long-term potentiation and long-term depression.

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  • I parametrically simulate all of: both short and long term potentiation from digital signal frequencies, axonial growth and destruction, formation of excitatory or inhibitory receptors, as appropriate (based on source neurotransmitter type or if it is a correlate verses anti-correlate interconnection).

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  • Okulski P, Jay TM, Jaworski J, Duniec K, Dzwonek J, et al. (2007) TIMP-1 abolishes MMP-9-dependent long-lasting long-term potentiation in the prefrontal cortex.

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