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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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(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.
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.
2. to form a synapse or a synapsis.
[1895–1900; back formation from synapses, pl. of synapsis]
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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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The junction between two neurons.
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|Noun||1.||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
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synapse[ˈsaɪnæps] N → sinapsis f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
n (Physiol) → Synapse f
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synapse[ˈsaɪnæps] n → sinapsi f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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
synapsen sinapsis f
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