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The synapse of a somatic motor neuron on a muscle fiber is called this?
The region where a neuron meets its target cell.
The space between the pre- and postsynaptic cells.
These neurons control skeletal muscle.
A series of folds that look like shallow gutters in the muscle cell membrane.
Motor end plate
The neurotransmitter used by neurons of the central and peripheral nervous system is?
This neuron originates in the motor region of the cerebral cortex and carries information down to the lower neuron.
Upper motor neuron
This neuron can be found on either side of the ventral horn of the spinal cord. All voluntary movements rely on it.
Lower motor neuron
The electrochemical transmission of a signal along a muscle nerve fiber that produces an excitatory or inhibitory response at a target tissue.
Depolarization at the motor end plate due to Acetylcholine (ACh).
End Plate Potential (EPP)
The enzyme that rapidly deactivates ACh by degrading it into acetyl and choline.