Nueromuscular junction

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A neuromuscular junction is an area where a [[Neurone|neurone]] meets a [[Muscle fibre|muscle fibre]]. The junction is stimulated by an [[Action potential|action potential]] arriving at the neurone which then causes an influx of [[Calcium ions|calcium ions]] into the [[Cell|cell]]. This goes on to cause the [[Vesicles|vesicles]] within the neurone containing [[Acetylcholine|acetylcholine]] to fuse with the membrane and travel across the junction and stimulate muscle contraction.
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A neuromuscular junction is an area where a [[Neurone|neurone]] meets a [[Muscle fibre|muscle fib]]re. The junction is stimulated by an [[Action potential|action potential]] arriving at the neurone which then causes an influx of [[Calcium ions|calcium ions]] into the [[Cell|cell]]. This goes on to cause the [[Vesicles|vesicles]] within the neurone containing [[Acetylcholine|acetylcholine]] to fuse with the membrane and travel across the junction and stimulate muscle contraction.

Revision as of 17:38, 6 December 2018

A neuromuscular junction is an area where a neurone meets a muscle fibre. The junction is stimulated by an action potential arriving at the neurone which then causes an influx of calcium ions into the cell. This goes on to cause the vesicles within the neurone containing acetylcholine to fuse with the membrane and travel across the junction and stimulate muscle contraction.

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