synaptic junction

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synaptic junction

the membranes of both the presynaptic neuron and the postsynaptic receptor cell together with the synaptic cleft. See also synapse.


pertaining to a synapse.

synaptic cleft
a narrow space between the plasma membranes of the presynaptic and postsynaptic cells.
synaptic junction
see synapse.
synaptic vesicle
one located in the axon terminal of a presynaptic cell, containing neurotransmitter substances.
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Each neuron is connected to other neurons through synaptic junctions called synapses.