synaptic vesicles


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syn·ap·tic ves·i·cles

the small (average diameter, 30 nm), intracellular, membrane-bound vesicles near the presynaptic membrane of a synaptic junction, containing the transmitter substance that, in chemical synapses, mediates the passage of nerve impulses across the junction.
See also: synapse.

syn·ap·tic ves·i·cles

(si-nap'tik ves'i-kĕlz)
The small (average diameter, 30 nm), intracellular, membrane-bound vesicles near the presynaptic membrane of a synaptic junction, containing the transmitter substance that, in chemical synapses, mediates the passage of nerve impulses across the junction.
See also: synapse
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Answering these and other questions may well reflect upon the earlier ideas of Beck and Eccles (1992) who hypothesized long-range quantum correlation resulting from the exocytosis of synaptic vesicles when propagating into a bouton.
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Within neurons are tiny organelles called synaptic vesicles that sequester neurotransmitters and release them when needed into the synapse, or space between nerve cells, where the chemical signal is transmitted to other neutrons.
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