end-feet

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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © 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). 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
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AQP4 localizes to astrocytic end-feet that adhere to the astrocytic basal membrane.
Typical localization of AQP4 on astrocyte end-feet was observed in the nonlesion side (C1 and D1) [to a lesser degree in the Goreisan (D1) group] and at prominently reduced levels in the lesion side (A1 and B1).