Physiology: synaptic transmission

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  • how do you describe an ion channel that is controlled directly by the arrival of a neurotransmitter? (10)
  • what do you call a synapse that joins an axon and a cell body? (10)
  • what does inhibitory synapses cause? (17)
  • what type of neurotransmitter is adrenaline? (5)
  • what type of neurotransmitter is antidiuretic hormone? (7)
  • what type of summation is associated with repeated low-level inputs summed together? (8)
  • what type of summation is associated with the balance of excitatory and inhibitory inputs? (7)
  • what type of synapse involves gap junctions with no synaptic cleft? (10)
  • which agent inhibits synapses by attacking the fusion protin SNAP-25 - preventing acetylcholine release? (5)
  • which are the most abundant type of neurotransmitter? (5, 5)

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