Synaptic transmission

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  • Created on: 16-04-13 09:28
The junction between a neurone and an effector cell/neurone
Synapse
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The tiny gap between the cells at a synapse
Synaptic cleft
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The presynaptic knob is a swelling located where
Presynaptic neurone
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The synaptic vesicles (found within the synaptic knob) contains what
Neurotransmitters
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When an action potential reaches the end of a neurone the neurotransmitters are released into the synaptic cleft where do they diffuse to
Postsynaptic membrane
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Synapses make sure the impulses are
Unidirectional
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The neurotransmitters are either taken back into the presynaptic neurone or broken down by
Enzymes
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ACh transmits the nerve impulse across a
Cholinergic Synapse
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The tiny gap between the cells at a synapse

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Synaptic cleft

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The presynaptic knob is a swelling located where

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Card 4

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The synaptic vesicles (found within the synaptic knob) contains what

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Card 5

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When an action potential reaches the end of a neurone the neurotransmitters are released into the synaptic cleft where do they diffuse to

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