A neuron (/ˈnjʊərɒn/ NYEWR-on or /ˈnʊərɒn/ NEWR-on; also known as a neurone or nerve cell) is an electrically excitable cell that processes and transmits information through electrical and chemical si...
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Dendrites (from Greek δένδρον déndron, "tree") are the branched projections of a neuron that act to propagate the electrochemical stimulation received from other neural cells to the cell body, or soma...
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The soma (pl. somata or somas), or perikaryon (pl. perikarya), or cyton, is the bulbous end of a neuron, containing the cell nucleus. The word "soma" comes from the Greek σῶμα, meaning "body"; the som...
Axon hillock
The axon hillock is a specialized part of the cell body (or soma) of a neuron that connects to the axon.The axon hillock is the last site in the soma where membrane potentials propagated from synaptic...
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An axon (from Greek ἄξων áxōn, axis), also known as a nerve fibre, is a long, slender projection of a nerve cell, or neuron, that typically conducts electrical impulses away from the neuron's cell bod...
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Telodendron (plural: telodendria; from Ancient Greek: τέλος δέντρο meaning "tree + end") is a distal branch of a neuronal axon that can further branch into axon terminals. While each neuron only ...
Axon terminal
Axon terminals (also called synaptic boutons) are distal terminations of the branches of an axon. An axon nerve fiber is a long, slender projection of a nerve cell, or neuron, that conducts electrical...
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In the nervous system, a synapse is a structure that permits a neuron (or nerve cell) to pass an electrical or chemical signal to another cell (neural or otherwise). Santiago Ramón y Cajal proposed th...
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Synaptic vesicle
In a neuron, synaptic vesicles (or neurotransmitter vesicles) store various neurotransmitters that are released at the synapse. The release is regulated by a voltage-dependent calcium channel. Vesicl...
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Neurotransmission (Latin: transmissio = passage, crossing; from transmitto = send, let through), also called synaptic transmission, is the process by which signaling molecules called neurotransmitters...
Neurotransmitters are endogenous chemicals that transmit signals across a synapse from one neuron (nerve cell) to another 'target' neuron. Neurotransmitters are released from synaptic vesicles in syna...
Neuromodulation is the physiological process by which a given neuron uses one or more neurotransmitters to regulate diverse populations of neurons. This is in contrast to classical synaptic transmissi...
Postsynaptic potential
Postsynaptic potentials are changes in the membrane potential of the postsynaptic terminal of a chemical synapse. Postsynaptic potentials are graded potentials, and should not be confused with acti...
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Summation (neurophysiology)
Summation, also known as frequency summation is the method of signal transduction between neurons, which determines whether or not an action potential will be triggered by the combined effects of post...
Summation (neurophysiology) - Wikipedia