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synapse

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.]
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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
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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]
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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.
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synapse

The junction between two neurons.
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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
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Translations
synapsi
sinapsa
synaps

synapse

[ˈsaɪnæps] Nsinapsis f
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synapse

n (Physiol) → Synapse f
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synapse

[ˈsaɪnæps] nsinapsi f
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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.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

synapse

n sinapsis f
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References in periodicals archive ?
Meyer et al., "Neuroligin 2 deletion alters inhibitory synapse function and anxiety-associated neuronal activation in the amygdala," Neuropharmacology, vol.
The interaction of neurexin and neuroligin can induce both presynaptic and postsynaptic terminals differentiation and meditate synaptogenesis of both excitatory and inhibitory synapse and maintain their balance in vitro [3, 4].
x(t) is the sampled membrane potential of neuron, [V.sub.syn] is reversal potential in synapse and is used to discern excitatory synapse at [V.sub.syn] = 2 and for inhibitory synapse at [V.sub.syn] = -2.
Similarly, the effect of a single spike of fast inhibitory synapse through [GABA.sub.A] and slow inhibitory response through metabotropic receptor [GABA.sub.B] is depicted in Figure 3B.
Since B110 is known to be more promiscuous in its synapse formation, a strategy of synaptogenesis reported for other Helisoma buccal neurons (Haydon and Zoran, 1989), it possesses the capacity for rapid inhibitory synapse formation with other cholinoceptive neurons.
It acts beyond inhibitory transmission and regulates inhibitory synapse development.
There, this interneuron has an inhibitory synapse onto an alpha motor neuron cell body.
At the inhibitory synapse between the basket cell and Purkinje cells in the cerebellum, the RRP seemed more homogeneous, and heterogeneous Pr was not observed.
Inhibitory Synapse. The active role of oxytocin in inhibitory synapses could also be a matter of discussion.
(2011) Inhibitory synapse dynamics: coordinated presynaptic and postsynaptic mobility and the major contribution of recycled vesicles to new synapse formation.
Lu, "An NMDA receptor-dependent mechanism underlies inhibitory synapse development," Cell Reports, vol.