10.6 Structure and Function of Synapses

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What is a synapse
The point where the axon of a neurone connects with the dendrite of another with an effector.
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What is the synaptic cleft?
It is the gap between 2 neurones.
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What is the presynaptic neurone?
The neurone that sends the neurotransmitter.
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What is the postsynaptic neurone?
The neurone that receives the neurotransmitter.
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Describe what happens when a neurotransmitter is released from the vesicle?
It diffuses across to the post-synaptic neurone, which posesses receptor molecles on its membrane to receive it.
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What is the synaptic cleft?

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It is the gap between 2 neurones.

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What is the postsynaptic neurone?

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