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14 Jun 2012
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synapse. computer artwork of a synapse, the junction between two nerve cells. other nerve cell bodies are present. synapses transmit electrical signals from one nerve cell to the next. when an electrical signal reaches a synapse it triggers the release of chemicals called neurotransmitters (blue spheres) from vesicles (pink) in the terminal swelling of the presynaptic cell. the vesicles burst through the membrane, & neurotransmitters cross a microscopic gap called the synaptic cleft, and bind to the receptor nerve cell. the neurotransmitter changes the permeability of the postsynaptic membrane, causing it to propagate an electrical impulse.

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