Presynaptic membrane

presynaptic membrane

That part of the plasma membrane of an axon terminal that faces the plasma membrane of the neuron or muscle fibre with which the axon terminal establishes a synaptic junction; many synaptic junctions exhibit structural presynaptic characteristics, such as conical, electron-dense internal protrusions, that distinguish it from the remainder of the axon's plasma membrane.

See: synapse.


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