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General Structure of a Neuron Synapse

  • A image descriptionsynapse is a junction formed between two neurons, which allows the cells to communicate.
An image of a synapse between 2 neurons (presynaptic and postsynaptic neurons) showing the basic structures
An image showing the synapse between 2 neurons (presynaptic and postsynaptic neurons) showing the basic structures, the synapse is labeled
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An image showing the synapse between 2 neurons (presynaptic and postsynaptic neurons) showing the basic structures, the synapse is labeled
An image showing the synapse between 2 neurons (presynaptic and postsynaptic neurons) showing the basic structures, presynaptic neuron and the synapse are labeled
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An image showing the synapse between 2 neurons (presynaptic and postsynaptic neurons) showing the basic structures, presynaptic neuron and the synapse are labeled
An image showing the synapse between 2 neurons (presynaptic and postsynaptic neurons) showing the basic structures, presynaptic and postsynaptic neurons and the synapse are labeled
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  • At the synapse, the presynaptic neuron image descriptionsends (or transmits) chemical or electrical signals to the postsynaptic neuron.
An image of a synapse between 2 neurons showing the signals from presynaptic neurons moving to the synapse through the axon
An image of a synapse between 2 neurons showing the signals from presynaptic neurons moving to the synapse through the axon
An image of a synapse between 2 neurons showing the signals from presynaptic neurons moving to the synapse through the axon
An image of a synapse between 2 neurons showing the signals from presynaptic neurons moving to the synapse through the axon
An image of a synapse between 2 neurons showing the signals from presynaptic neurons moving to the synapse through the axon
An image of a synapse between 2 neurons showing the signals from presynaptic neurons moving to the synapse through the axon
An image of a synapse between 2 neurons showing the signals from presynaptic neurons moving to the synapse through the axon
An image of a synapse between 2 neurons showing the signals from presynaptic neurons moving to the synapse through the axon
  • The signals image descriptionreceived by the postsynaptic neuron produce either an inhibitory or image descriptionexcititory repsonse.
An image of a synapse between 2 neurons showing stimulation process in the synapse area after the action potential reached
An image of a synapse between 2 neurons showing stimulation process in the synapse area after the action potential reached
An image of a synapse between 2 neurons showing stimulation process in the synapse area after the action potential reached
An image of a synapse between 2 neurons showing stimulation process in the synapse area after the action potential reached
An image of a synapse between 2 neurons showing stimulation process in the synapse area after the action potential reached
An image of a synapse between 2 neurons showing stimulation process in the synapse area after the action potential reached
An image of a synapse between 2 neurons showing the response of the postsynaptic neuron after the action potential reached the synapse
An image of a synapse between 2 neurons showing the response of the postsynaptic neuron after the action potential reached the synapse
An image of a synapse between 2 neurons showing the response of the postsynaptic neuron after the action potential reached the synapse
An image of a synapse between 2 neurons showing the response of the postsynaptic neuron after the action potential reached the synapse
An image of a synapse between 2 neurons showing the response of the postsynaptic neuron after the action potential reached the synapse
An image of a synapse between 2 neurons showing the response of the postsynaptic neuron after the action potential reached the synapse
An image of a synapse between 2 neurons showing the response of the postsynaptic neuron after the action potential reached the synapse
An image of a synapse between 2 neurons showing the response of the postsynaptic neuron after the action potential reached the synapse
An image of a synapse between 2 neurons showing the response of the postsynaptic neuron after the action potential reached the synapse
An image of a synapse between 2 neurons showing the response of the postsynaptic neuron after the action potential reached the synapse
An image of a synapse between 2 neurons showing the response of the postsynaptic neuron after the action potential reached the synapse
An image of a synapse between 2 neurons showing the response of the postsynaptic neuron after the action potential reached the synapse
An image of a synapse between 2 neurons showing the response of the postsynaptic neuron after the action potential reached the synapse
An image of a synapse between 2 neurons showing the response of the postsynaptic neuron after the action potential reached the synapse
An image of a synapse between 2 neurons showing the response of the postsynaptic neuron after the action potential reached the synapse
An image of a synapse between 2 neurons showing the response of the postsynaptic neuron after the action potential reached the synapse