James H Schwartz, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, USA
Published online: April 2001
Chemical synaptic transmission is mediated by the release of one or more substances from a nerve terminal. These substances,
called neurotransmitters, bind to receptors in the target cells.
Keywords: synapses; receptors; nerve terminal; vesicles; transmission
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