Asked in Nerves
What happens to a synapse when an impulse arrives?
There are two options, when an impulse arrives at a nerve synapse. Either the impulse is transmitted through the synapse to other nerves whose dendrites at at that synapse, or it isn't. This depends partially on the amount of neurotransmitters in the synapse, and partially on the number if impulses arriving at a given time. ...
Asked in Cell Biology (cytology)
What is the name of the microscopic gap between the axon of one nerve cell and the dendrite of another?
Synapse Synapse. The gap between the axon of one nerve cell and the dendrite of another nerve cell is called the synapse. Synapses are the space into which neurotransmitters are released from the axon to act on the dendrite, and thus transmit a signal between neurons. If the axon and the dendrite are from the same cell (i.e., the neuron is making a synapse with itself), this gap is called an autapse ("auto-synapse"). Synapse a synapse A synapse or synaptic gap.Its a cool name.Neat huh? synapse Synapse Synapse ...
Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology
What happens when an impulse arrives at an axon terminal?
It reaches the synapse and sends neurotransmitters to start a new impulse to the next neuron ...
Asked in Medication and Drugs
What happens if a drug blocks the reuptake of an excitatory neurotransmitter?
The action of the excitatory neurotransmitter will increase, since its concentration in the synapse will rise. ...