Human Anatomy and Physiology

Where are synapses located?

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Answered 2008-05-04 19:33:07

Synapses are located throughout the nervous system. A synapse is a sort of 'relay station' where a message, in the form a a chemical neurotransmitter, is passed on between one neuron (nerve fibre) & the next, or between a neuron & the muscle or gland the message is aimed at.

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Which system involves a synapse?

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What are synapses for?

Synapses is a gap between the neurons

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What are the reactions that are having a great time leaping across synapses?

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What has the author U Sandbank written?

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What are synapses?

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What is the difference between an electrical synapse and a chemical synapse?

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