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Search Results for: synaptic cleft

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

Synaptic cleft

Definition noun The minute gap between presynaptic cell and postsynaptic cell in a chemical synapse, across which the... Read More


Definition adjective Of, relating to, or influenced by a synapse or synapsis. Supplement Word origin: synapse ยป Greek... Read More

Nerve ending

nerve ending --> synapse (Science: physiology) A connection between excitable cells, by which an excitation is conveyed from... Read More


Acetylcholinesterase (Science: enzyme, neurology, physiology) An enzyme that breaks down unused acetylcholine in the... Read More

E-type cholinesterase

e-type cholinesterase --> acetylcholinesterase (Science: enzyme, neurology, physiology) An enzyme that breaks down unused... Read More


Definition (zoology) Plural form of neuropodium, the ventral lobe or branch of a parapodium (neuroanatomy) synaptic... Read More


Gaba --> gamma aminobutyric acid (Science: biochemistry) An important amino acid which functions as the most prevalent... Read More


neurotransmitter Any of a group of substances that are released on excitation from the axon terminal of a presynaptic neuron... Read More

Sole-plate ending

sole-plate ending --> motor endplate The specialised postsynaptic region of a muscle cell. The motor endplate is immediately... Read More

Cholinergic agent

Definition noun, plural: cholinergic agents A drug that mimics the physiological effects of acetylcholine, or that produces,... Read More

Serotonin uptake inhibitors

serotonin uptake inhibitors compounds that specifically inhibit the reuptake of serotonin in the brain. This increases the... Read More


Acetylcholine (Science: chemical, neurology, physiology) a chemical found in vertebrate neurons that carries information... Read More