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Presynaptic terminals

presynaptic terminals

The distal terminations of axons which are specialised for the release of neurotransmitters. Also included are varicosities along the course of axons which have similar specializations and also release transmitters. Presynaptic terminals in both the central and peripheral nervous systems are included.


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Re: human physiology qu please help

... to fill in SOME of the details: When there is an action potential in a presynaptic neuron, it results in Neurotransmitter release from the axon terminals. The neurotransmitter (for example Acetylcholine) binds to receptors of the postsynaptic ...

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by LeslieSamuel
Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:38 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: human physiology qu please help
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Glial cells...Neurons....and the SYNAPSE

... allowing communications such as action potential(s) to reach the axon terminals/presynaptic and then cross the synaptic cleft to the postsynaptic receptors. The neuron would ...

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by segarama
Mon Oct 31, 2005 6:36 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Glial cells...Neurons....and the SYNAPSE
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