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Of, relating to, or influenced by a synapse or synapsis.


Word origin: synapse ยป Greek sunapsis, point of contact, from sunaptein, to join together : sun-, syn- + haptein, to fasten.

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Hyperadrenergic POTS

... an orthostatic tachycardia phenotype in susceptible healthy volunteer subjects. Yohimbine, a central alpha-2 antagonist that will also increase synaptic norepinephrine, can also cause orthostatic tachycardia. How do you test for a genetic hNET mutation? What is the test for it? Thanks, Rachel E.

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by rmorrison
Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Hyperadrenergic POTS
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Re: Processing of neurons

... explains in plain simple and easily understandable terms how messages are transmitted: http://www.interactive-biology.com/3950/the-chemical-synaptic-transmission-how-it-happens/ Hope that helps! :)

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by NMD
Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:24 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Processing of neurons
Replies: 7
Views: 8238

Amyloid beta (A4) precursor protein degradation products

... signal transduction process. (2) to promote cell adhesion, cell shape remodeling and neural development. (3) to promote the occurrence of synaptic structure, and enhance synaptic plasticity and synaptic transmission. At APP695 subtype, with the majority of membrane proteins, transmembrane ...

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by Anonymous
Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amyloid beta (A4) precursor protein degradation products
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Synaptic issues

I am not a biologist and was trying to get my head around some neuroscience if someone can help. I'm looking primarily at serotonin production and was wondering if someone could confirm what I read. Is serotonin released each time we eat?? If so, is this as a method to make us happy about eating...t...

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by rotatingjedi
Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Synaptic issues
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Views: 1792

Re: electric shock and memory

... transient neural excitations in the hippocampus or amygdala (for emotional memory). Long-term memory, on the other hand, is stored in some form of synaptic plasticity, such as long-term potentiation or long-term depression and therefore is not affected by electrical shock. LTP and LTD involve the ...

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by aptitude
Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:06 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: electric shock and memory
Replies: 9
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