axon terminals

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ax·on ter·mi·nals

the somewhat enlarged, often club-shaped endings by which axons make synaptic contacts with other nerve cells or with effector cells (muscle or gland cells). Axon terminals contain neurotransmitters of various kinds, sometimes more than one. These can be demonstrated by chemical analysis and immunocytochemical methods.
See also: synapse.
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ax·on ter·mi·nals

(ak'son tĕr'mi-nălz)
The somewhat enlarged, often club-shaped endings by which axons make synaptic contacts with other nerve cells or with effector cells (muscle or gland cells). Axon terminals contain neurotransmitters of various kinds, sometimes more than one.
See also: synapse
Synonym(s): end-feet, neuropodia, terminal boutons, boutons terminaux.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ax·on ter·mi·nals

(ak'son tĕr'mi-nălz)
The somewhat enlarged, often club-shaped endings by which axons make synaptic contacts with other nerve cells or with effector cells (muscle or gland cells).
Synonym(s): end-feet, neuropodia, terminal boutons, boutons terminaux.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012