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What is Synapse? Example of Neurotransmitters

What is Synapse

Synapse is the junction between two neurons or a neuron and a muscle cell or a neuron and a glandular cell. When electric impulses from the axon reach the synaptic knob, certain chemical substances are secreted from there to the synaptic cleft. These chemical substances are called neurotransmitters. They stimulate the adjacent dendrite or cell and new electric impulses are generated. Synapse helps to regulate the speed and direction of impulses.


 Example of neurotransmitters : Acetylcholine and Dopamine

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