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A chemical synapse is the distinguishable gap (between 15-200nm wide)<ref>http://michaeldmann.net/mann13.html</ref> between the axon terminal of one [[Neurone|neuron]]&nbsp;cell and the [[Dendrites|dendrites]] of another. Electrical signals are able to continue across a chemical synapse due to the activity of [[Neurotransmitter|neurotransmitters]]&nbsp;<ref>http://www.mind.ilstu.edu/curriculum/neurons_intro/neurons_intro.php</ref>. Neurotransmitters are chemicals such as acetylcholine or dopamine.  
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A chemical synapse is the distinguishable gap (between 15-200nm wide)<ref>http://michaeldmann.net/mann13.html</ref> between the axon terminal of one [[Neurone|neuron]]&nbsp;cell and the [[Dendrites|dendrites]] of another. Electrical signals are able to continue across a chemical synapse due to the activity of [[Neurotransmitter|neurotransmitters]]&nbsp;<ref>http://www.mind.ilstu.edu/curriculum/neurons_intro/neurons_intro.php</ref>. Neurotransmitters are chemicals such as acetylcholine or [[Dopamine|dopamine]].  
  
 
An electrical synapse is a physical connection between two [[Neurone cell|neurones]] and electrical signals are able to pass straight through from one neurone to the other without the help of neurotrasmitters&nbsp;<ref>http://www.mind.ilstu.edu/curriculum/neurons_intro/neurons_intro.php</ref>.  
 
An electrical synapse is a physical connection between two [[Neurone cell|neurones]] and electrical signals are able to pass straight through from one neurone to the other without the help of neurotrasmitters&nbsp;<ref>http://www.mind.ilstu.edu/curriculum/neurons_intro/neurons_intro.php</ref>.  

Revision as of 13:55, 18 October 2016

A chemical synapse is the distinguishable gap (between 15-200nm wide)[1] between the axon terminal of one neuron cell and the dendrites of another. Electrical signals are able to continue across a chemical synapse due to the activity of neurotransmitters [2]. Neurotransmitters are chemicals such as acetylcholine or dopamine.

An electrical synapse is a physical connection between two neurones and electrical signals are able to pass straight through from one neurone to the other without the help of neurotrasmitters [3].

References

  1. http://michaeldmann.net/mann13.html
  2. http://www.mind.ilstu.edu/curriculum/neurons_intro/neurons_intro.php
  3. http://www.mind.ilstu.edu/curriculum/neurons_intro/neurons_intro.php
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