synaptic gap

synaptic gap

n.
The minute space between the cell membrane of an axon terminal and of the target cell with which it synapses. Also called synaptic cleft.
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The two findings help refine science's understanding of the biomechanics that control neurotransmission at the synaptic gap between brain neurons, Dr.
Selective serotonergic reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which increase the amount of serotonin in the synaptic gap, have shown some promise in the amelioration of hot flashes.
When two neurons form a connection with each other, the axon of one cell almost touches a dendrite of another, leaving a tiny space called a synaptic gap or synaptic cleft.
Excess neurotransmitter molecules in the synaptic gap are broken down by enzymes or are reabsorbed by the neuron that released them.
When you feel pleasure at winning a soccer game, for instance, nerve endings release neurotransmitters that flow across a tiny space called the synaptic gap.
Serotonin is then secreted into the synaptic gap, a tiny space in between two nerve cells.
There is a microscopic gap between the neurons that deal with memory; this gap is called the synaptic gap and is the facilitator of memory.
In Baudelaire's Les Fenitres, (which came, curiously, after Mallarmes) we peer across a synaptic gap of space into a window where "vit la vie, reve la vie, souffre la vie" in the form of a "femme ridee.
In a strengthened synapse, the informing cell releases more glutamate into the synaptic gap and/or the informed cell is more efficient at binding the glutamate.
Diffusion is such an important process in nearly every Biological system from cellular respiration and nutrition to lung and kidney function to diffusion of neurotransmitters across synaptic gaps.