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Related to electrogenesis: electrogenic


The production of electrical impulses by living tissues or organisms, such as the electric eel.

e·lec′tro·gen′ic adj.
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(Biology) biology the production of electricity in the tissues of a living organism
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Furthermore, spike timing dependence originates in both molecular coincidence detection within classical long-term potentiation/Long-term depression (LTP/LTD) pathways (e.g., by NMDA receptors) and the temporal requirements for dendritic electrogenesis. Therefore, Hebbian STDP suggests that the unique benefits of spike timing dependence, while only one of many factors that oversee the plasticity of induction that influences synaptic activity, includes the incorporation of timing dependence, network stability, synaptic competition, sequence learning and prediction, all vital factors when analyzing the underlying mechanisms behind accelerated synaptic dysfunction [3].
Neher, "Concentration profiles of intracellular [Ca.sup.2+] in the presence of diffusible chelator," in Calcium Electrogenesis and Neuronal Functioning, vol.