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 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.
3 Serotonin molecules migrate across the synaptic gap and lock onto receptors located on neighboring nerve cells.
The chemical floods the synaptic gap and overstimulates neighboring receptors.
The size of the synaptic gap determines the magnitude of the influence.
The effects of the synaptic gap on the internal activation of the neuron are modeled by weights (Ws) which are multiplied by the frequencies (Xs).
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.