Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321743261
ISBN 13: 978-0-32174-326-8

Chapter 11 - Fundamentals of the Nervous System and Nervous Tissue - Review Questions: 11

Answer

(a) it hyperpolarizes the postsynaptic membrane

Work Step by Step

Binding of neurotransmitters at inhibitory synapses reduces a postsynaptic neuron’s ability to generate an AP. Most inhibitory neurotransmitters hyperpolarize the postsynaptic membrane by making the membrane more permeable to K+ or Cl-. This change in membrane permeability hyperpolarizes the postsynaptic membrane.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.