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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.

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  • The signals image descriptionreceived by the postsynaptic neuron produce either an inhibitory or image descriptionexcititory repsonse.