Neurotransmitter

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Neurotransmission Process Neurotransmission also known as synaptic transmission refers to a communication process between neurons by the movement of chemicals or electrical signals across a synapse. The action potential has begun in the presynaptic neuron after neurotransmission takes position at a synapse. The binding process of neurotransmitters can trigger short term changes such as postsynaptic potentials also called membrane potential, or longer term changes depends on the stimulation of signaling cascades. It is essential for nerve impulses to assist in the propagation of signals in which they sent to and from the central nervous system (CNS) through efferent and afferent neurons. These signals coordinate both skeletal and…show more content…
A specific receptor represents as a key binds to a particular neurotransmitter represent as a lock. A key will penetrate to open a lock just like the dopamine receptor binds the neurotransmitter dopamine, otherwise does not bind other neurotransmitters such as noradrenaline (cite). Thus, the information of electric signal is conducted within a single neuron. There are different neurotransmitters involves in the neurotransmission process and each neuron combines and releases a single type of
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