Nervous System

Neuron Function

What is a synapse?

A synapse is the location of intercellular communication. Every synapse has components associated with two cells: the presynaptic neuron and the postsynaptic neuron. The presynaptic neuron is the cell that sends the message, while the postsynaptic neuron is the cell that receives the message.


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