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Synapse - illustration

This is an illustration of synaptical transmission (chemical).

A : Neuron (Presynaptic) B : Neuron (Postsynaptic)

1. Mitochondria
2. Synaptic vesicle full of neurotransmitter
3. Autoreceptor
4. Synaptic cleft
5. Neurotransmitter receptor
6. Calcium Channel
7. Fused vesicle releasing neurotransmitter
8. Neurotransmitter re-uptake pump

Illustration courtesy of Wikimedia Commons and drawn by fr:Utilisateur:Dake with Inkscape 0.42.

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