The process of synaptic transmission

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  • The process of synaptic transmission
    • The release of neurotransmitter into the synapse.  Neurotransmitter binding with receptors on the dendrite or next neuron to binding another impulse.
    • Neurons can only transmit information in one direction at a synapse
      • The synaptic vesicles containing the neurotransmitter are only released from the presynaptic membrane.
      • The receptors for the neurotransmitters are only present on the postsynaptic membrane.
      • It is the binding of the neurotransmitter to the receptor, which enables the information to be passed to the next neuron.


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