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Ephapse vs. Synapse

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Ephapsenoun

A point of contact or significant electrical influence between neurons, other than at a synapse.

Synapsenoun

The junction between the terminal of a neuron and either another neuron or a muscle or gland cell, over which nerve impulses pass.

Ephapsenoun

Cross-stimulation of adjacent nerve fibers.

Synapseverb

(intransitive) To form a synapse.

Synapseverb

(intransitive) To undergo synapsis.

Synapsenoun

the junction between two neurons (axon-to-dendrite) or between a neuron and a muscle;

‘nerve impulses cross a synapse through the action of neurotransmitters’;

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Synapsenoun

a junction between two nerve cells, consisting of a minute gap across which impulses pass by diffusion of a neurotransmitter.

Synapse

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 neuron or to the target effector cell. Synapses are essential to the transmission of nervous impulses from one neuron to another.

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