Denervation supersensitivity

Denervation supersensitivity/Denervation hypersensitivity is the sharp increase of sensitivity of post-synaptic membranes to a chemical transmitter after denervation.[1][2] It is a compensatory change.[3]


  1. ^ S. Thesleff, L.C. Sellin, "Denervation supersensitivity", Trends in Neurosciences, Volume 3, Issue 5, May 1980, Pages 122-126 doi:10.1016/0166–2236(80)90046-6
  2. ^ S. Z. Langer, "Denervation Supersensitivity", in: Principles of Receptor Research Volume 2 of the series Handbook of Psychopharmacology pp 245-280
  3. ^ Meurant, G. (1983). INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF RESEARCH IN MENTAL RETARDATION. Elsevier Science. p. 151. ISBN 9780080857893.