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Synapses MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Synapses
Tree Number(s)
A08.850
A11.284.149.165.420.780
Unique ID
D013569
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013569
Annotation
note specifics; IMMUNOLOGICAL SYNAPSES is also available; / physiol: consider also SYNAPTIC TRANSMISSION; do not confuse with SYNAPSIS see CHROMOSOME PAIRING
Scope Note
Specialized junctions at which a neuron communicates with a target cell. At classical synapses, a neuron's presynaptic terminal releases a chemical transmitter stored in synaptic vesicles which diffuses across a narrow synaptic cleft and activates receptors on the postsynaptic membrane of the target cell. The target may be a dendrite, cell body, or axon of another neuron, or a specialized region of a muscle or secretory cell. Neurons may also communicate via direct electrical coupling with ELECTRICAL SYNAPSES. Several other non-synaptic chemical or electric signal transmitting processes occur via extracellular mediated interactions.
Entry Term(s)
Synapse
NLM Classification #
WL 102.8
See Also
Gap Junctions
Synaptic Transmission
Synaptosomes
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2008/07/08
Synapses Preferred
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