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=== In the Central Nervous System (CNS)  ===
 
=== In the Central Nervous System (CNS)  ===
  
Many inputs from hundreds of other [[neuron|neurons]] are received by a single neruon which then can form [[synapse|synapses]] with many thousands of other [[cell|cells]].  
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Many inputs from hundreds of other [[Neuron|neurons]] are received by a single neruon which then can form [[Synapse|synapses]] with many thousands of other [[Cell|cells]].  
  
 
=== Type of Potentials  ===
 
=== Type of Potentials  ===
  
Among these synapses on a single neuron, some get excited when others get inhibited. In the [[excitatory synapse|excitatory synapse]], [[neurotransmitter|neurotransmitter]] is released which then causes a small [[depolarisation|depolarisation]] within the [[postsynaptic membrane|postsynaptic membrane]], naming: excitatory postsynaptic potential (EPSP).
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Among these synapses on a single neuron, some get excited when others get inhibited. In the [[Excitatory synapse|excitatory synapse]], [[Neurotransmitter|neurotransmitter]] is released which then causes a small [[Depolarisation|depolarisation]] within the [[Postsynaptic membrane|postsynaptic membrane]], naming: excitatory postsynaptic potential (EPSP).  
  
On the other hand, the neurotransmitter which is released from an [[inhibitory synapse|inhibitory synapse]] causes a small [[hyperpolarization|hyperpolarization]]&nbsp;called: an [[inhibitory postsynaptic potential|inhibitory postsynaptic potential]] (IPSP) <ref>Alberts, B., Johnson, A., Lewis, J., Raff, M., Roberts, K., and Watson, J.(2005), Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th edn, Garland.</ref>.  
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On the other hand, the neurotransmitter which is released from an [[Inhibitiory_synapse|inhibitory synapse]] causes a small [[Hyperpolarization|hyperpolarization]]&nbsp;called: an [[Inhibitory postsynaptic potential|inhibitory postsynaptic potential]] (IPSP) <ref>Alberts, B., Johnson, A., Lewis, J., Raff, M., Roberts, K., and Watson, J.(2005), Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th edn, Garland.</ref>.  
  
 
=== Reference  ===
 
=== Reference  ===
  
 
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Revision as of 13:25, 27 November 2017

In the Central Nervous System (CNS)

Many inputs from hundreds of other neurons are received by a single neruon which then can form synapses with many thousands of other cells.

Type of Potentials

Among these synapses on a single neuron, some get excited when others get inhibited. In the excitatory synapse, neurotransmitter is released which then causes a small depolarisation within the postsynaptic membrane, naming: excitatory postsynaptic potential (EPSP).

On the other hand, the neurotransmitter which is released from an inhibitory synapse causes a small hyperpolarization called: an inhibitory postsynaptic potential (IPSP) [1].

Reference

  1. Alberts, B., Johnson, A., Lewis, J., Raff, M., Roberts, K., and Watson, J.(2005), Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th edn, Garland.
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