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back +‎ propagate


backpropagate (third-person singular simple present backpropagates, present participle backpropagating, simple past and past participle backpropagated)

  1. (neurology, of an action potential) To propagate back through to the dendrites from which the original input was received.
    • 2001 January 5, “Differential Shunting of EPSPs by Action Potentials”, in Science[1], volume 291, number 5501, DOI:10.1126/science.291.5501.138, ISSN 0036-8075, pages 138-141:
      These results demonstrate that the predicted reduction in synaptic driving force caused by appropriately timed backpropagating APs only slightly increases shunting of proximal synaptic inputs at their site of generation and at the soma.