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Michael Cummings
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ISBN: 9781305251052

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Chapter 18, Problem 5QP
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Why do neurotransmitters have to be removed from the synapse?

Summary Introduction

To determine: The reason for the removal of neurotransmitter from synapse.

Introduction: Neurotransmitters are released by presynaptic neurons and bind to receptors which are present on postsynaptic neuron. The signal is passed from one nerve cell to other cell through neurotransmitters.

Explanation of Solution

Neurotransmitters are released in to synaptic cleft after being recognized by postsynaptic receptors. Neurotransmitter released into synapse must be removed or inactivated immediately.

The removal of neurotransmitters is necessary because stimulation of postsynaptic neuron will be continued by the presence of neurotransmitters...

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