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Electrical synapse

Definition noun A form of synapse between two apposed neurons in which nerve impulse transmission is rapid and occurs by... Read More

Axon terminal

An axon terminal is any of the button-like endings of axons through which axons make synaptic contacts with other nerve... Read More

Synapse

Definition noun, plural: synapses A specialized structure or junction that allows cell to cell communication. verb (1) To... Read More

Neural Control Mechanisms

Nerve cells called neurons generate electric signals that pass from one end of the cell to another and release chemical... Read More

Postsynaptic cell

postsynaptic cell In a chemical synapse, the cell that receives a signal (binds neurotransmitter) from the presynaptic cell... Read More

Gap junction

Definition noun, plural: gap junctions A type of cell junction characterized by the intercellular channel that is formed in... Read More

Axon hillock

Axon Hillock Definition What is axon hillock? If you are familiar with the different parts of the neuron, the axon hillock... Read More

Sensory Systems

A sensory system is a part of the nervous system consisting of sensory receptors that receive stimuli from the internal and... Read More

Tissue

Tissue Definition What is tissue in the body? The body tissue is an aggregation of cells that function together and have a... Read More

Depolarization

Definition noun The deprivation or the process of neutralization of polarity, as that in nerve... Read More

Neurophysiology

Definition noun A branch of neuroscience that is concerned with the physiology of the nervous system Supplement Neuroscience... Read More