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27 Mar synapse

A point of linkage between two neurons. Nerve fibers act like wires conducting electricity. Synapses act like spark plugs: they have a little gap where electrical potential can be generated by chemical reactions from one side (axon) and propagated to the other side.
Keywords: weight
spike
norepinephrine
neurotransmitter
link
endocytosis
decay
channel
brain circuitry
anticholinesterase
activation
acetylcholine
neuron
axon
dendrite
action potential
synaptic vesicle
References: brain physiology
neurons
neuroscience

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