Synapses, drugs, neurones and hormones.

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1. Name the two types of synapses?
Electrical and Chemical.
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2. What is an electrical synapse?
A very small gap between two neurones (2-4nm)
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3. What allows ions to move directly from one cell to another?
The large channels the facing membranes have which allow ions to move directly from one cell to another.
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4. What is a chemcial synapse?
The gap between the axon of one neurone and the dendrite of the next one.
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5. What is faster an electrical or chemical synapse?
Electrical.
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6. What is the synaptic cleft?
The small gap seperating neurons.
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7. What are receptors?
Membrane proteins that bind neurotransmittors. Only can bind a specific neurotransmitter - lock and key principle.
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