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What is a excitatory synapse?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
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In brief: Neuron junctions.

Synapses are junctions between neurons, or nerve cells.
Nerves transmit signals throughout the body, & synapses are gates where chemical signals are transduced to electrical ones. Synapses may be simply described as excitatory or inhibitory, and often depends on the neurotransmitter involved. For example, excitation of the heart and inhibition of the gut are part of the fight or flight response.

In brief: Neuron junctions.

Synapses are junctions between neurons, or nerve cells.
Nerves transmit signals throughout the body, & synapses are gates where chemical signals are transduced to electrical ones. Synapses may be simply described as excitatory or inhibitory, and often depends on the neurotransmitter involved. For example, excitation of the heart and inhibition of the gut are part of the fight or flight response.
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