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Receptors presynaptic

receptors, presynaptic

neurotransmitter receptors located on or near presynaptic terminals or varicosities. Presynaptic receptors which bind transmitter molecules released by the terminal itself are termed autoreceptors.

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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 nerve cell. This then causes Sodium channels ...

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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

... 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 not function in an efficacious manner if the myelin was cracked ...

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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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