Synapses

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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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