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synaptic

 [sĭ-nap´tik]
1. pertaining to a synapse.
2. pertaining to a synapsis.

sy·nap·tic

(si-nap'tik),
1. Relating to a synapse.
2. Relating to synapsis.

synaptic

(sĭ-năp′tĭk)
adj.
1. Of or relating to a synapse: synaptic nerve endings.
2. Of or relating to synapsis: the synaptic phase in meiosis.

syn·ap′ti·cal·ly adv.

syn·ap·tic

(si-nap'tik)
1. Relating to a synapse.
2. Relating to synapsis.

sy·nap·tic

(si-nap'tik)
1. Relating to a synapse.
2. Relating to synapsis.
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Two types of unidirectional synapses (observed in all four species) contained stacks of clear (type 1) or dense-core (type 2) vesicles, about 0.09 [micro]m in diameter, located along the synaptic junction. The third type (observed only in C.
Ultrastructural alterations of motor cortex synaptic junctions in Brown Swiss cattle with weaver syndrome.
Pethidine produces prolonged postoperative analgesic actions by acting on nociceptive synaptic junctions in dorsal horn of spinal cord.
Earlier studies by ME-ller's research group had already shown that APPsα has an essential function in the nervous system, particularly because it regulates the formation and function of synaptic junctions and spatial memory.
Communication between neurons occurs at synaptic junctions" says James R.
Coleman is turning to such therapy based on what he called "soft" data suggesting that it may slow the disease process by addressing the inflammation at the cortical synaptic junctions that becomes more pronounced as patients move into stage II Alzheimer's disease.
Each neuron is connected to other neurons through synaptic junctions called synapses.
Nerve cells have three distinct parts: a filigreed tree of sensation-receiving filaments called dendrites; a central cell body that processes stimuli; and a long transmitting fiber, called an axon, that joins other nerve cells at synaptic junctions. Most axons are coated with a whitish, electric insulating layer, called myelin, composed of proteins and fats.
However, at glutamatergic synapses, neuroligin 1 binds to postsynaptic scaffolding protein PSD-95 that links to GKAP which in turn binds Shank, and this complex may further recruit other postsynaptic proteins to the excitatory synaptic junctions (read [81] for a review on neuroligins).