bouton

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bou·ton

 (bo͞o-tôn′)
n.
A knoblike enlargement at the end of an axon, where it forms a synapse with other neurons.

[French, button, from Old French; see button.]

bouton

(ˈbaʊtɒn)
n
the enlarged part of a nerve fibre or cell which facilitates contact between nerves
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The new model, published in the May 30 Science, reveals the roles of proteins in the synaptic bouton, a structure at the tip of a nerve cell's message-sending axon.
One of the most vital structures to be found at brain cell synapses is the synaptic bouton, from the French word for button.
Calcium stores in hippocampal synaptic boutons mediate short-term plasticity store-operated [Ca.