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Synaptic Transmission MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Synaptic Transmission
Tree Number(s)
G02.111.820.850
G04.835.850
G07.265.880
G11.561.830
Unique ID
D009435
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009435
Annotation
differentiate entry term NEURAL TRANSMISSION from NEURAL CONDUCTION; consider also NEURAL INHIBITION; neuromuscular transmission = NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION / physiol + SYNAPTIC TRANSMISSION
Scope Note
The communication from a NEURON to a target (neuron, muscle, or secretory cell) across a SYNAPSE. In chemical synaptic transmission, the presynaptic neuron releases a NEUROTRANSMITTER that diffuses across the synaptic cleft and binds to specific synaptic receptors, activating them. The activated receptors modulate specific ion channels and/or second-messenger systems in the postsynaptic cell. In electrical synaptic transmission, electrical signals are communicated as an ionic current flow across ELECTRICAL SYNAPSES.
Entry Version
SYNAPTIC TRANSM
Entry Term(s)
Neural Transmission
Neurotransmission
Transmission, Neural
Transmission, Synaptic
Previous Indexing
Neural Conduction (1966-1967)
See Also
Gap Junctions
Synapses
Public MeSH Note
94; was NEURAL TRANSMISSION 1969-93, was NEUROHUMORAL TRANSMISSION 1968; NERVE TRANSMISSION was see NEURAL TRANSMISSION
Online Note
use SYNAPTIC TRANSMISSION to search NEURAL TRANSMISSION 1969-93, NEUROHUMORAL TRANSMISSION 1968, & NERVE TRANSMISSION 1968-93
History Note
94; was NEURAL TRANSMISSION 1969-93, was NEUROHUMORAL TRANSMISSION 1968; NERVE TRANSMISSION was see NEURAL TRANSMISSION 1969-93
Date Established
1968/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/06/23
Synaptic Transmission Preferred
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