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syn·apse

 (sĭn′ăps′, sĭ-năps′)
n.
The junction across which a nerve impulse passes from an axon terminal to a neuron, muscle cell, or gland cell.
intr.v. syn·apsed, syn·aps·ing, syn·aps·es
1. To form a synapse.
2. To undergo synapsis.

[Greek sunapsis, point of contact, from sunaptein, to join together : sun-, syn- + haptein, to fasten.]

synapse

(ˈsaɪnæps)
n
(Physiology) the point at which a nerve impulse is relayed from the terminal portion of an axon to the dendrites of an adjacent neuron

syn•apse

(ˈsɪn æps, sɪˈnæps)

n., v. -apsed, -aps•ing. n.
1.
a. a region where nerve impulses are transmitted across a small gap from an axon terminal to an adjacent structure, as another axon or the end plate of a muscle.
b. Also called synap′tic gap′. the gap itself.
v.i.
2. to form a synapse or a synapsis.
[1895–1900; back formation from synapses, pl. of synapsis]

syn·apse

(sĭn′ăps′)
The gap across which a nerve impulse passes from one nerve cell to another nerve cell, a muscle cell, or a gland cell.

synapse

The junction between two neurons.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.synapse - the junction between two neurons (axon-to-dendrite) or between a neuron and a muscle; "nerve impulses cross a synapse through the action of neurotransmitters"
myoneural junction, neuromuscular junction - the junction between a nerve fiber and the muscle it supplies
nerve, nervus - any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body
colligation, conjugation, conjunction, junction - the state of being joined together
Translations
synapsi
sinapsa
synaps

synapse

[ˈsaɪnæps] Nsinapsis f

synapse

n (Physiol) → Synapse f

synapse

[ˈsaɪnæps] nsinapsi f

syn·apse

n. sinapsis, punto de contacto entre dos neuronas donde el impulso que pasa por la primera neurona origina un impulso en la segunda.

synapse

n sinapsis f
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