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  • Created on: 13-06-13 17:17

Synapses are gaps between neurones, they allow the selection of pathways for transmission of impulses.

The process: 

1) The action potential arrives at the synaptic knob 

2) Calcium channels open, so Ca2+ ions flow into the synaptic knob

3) The calicium ions cause vesicles contatning a neurotransmitter substance to move to the presynaptic membrane

4) The vesicles…


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