Chapter 10:Topics 20-25
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Sequence of electrical changes in the axon of a neuron exposed to a stimulus that exceeds threshold
Biological messenger molecules
Narrow extracellular space between cells at a synapse
Tiny enlargement at end of axon that secretes a neurotransmitter
Temporary depolarization of postsynaptic membrane potential
Excitatory Postsynaptic Potential
Kind of synaptic potential that makes a postsynaptic neuron less likely to generate action potential
Inhibitory Postsynaptic Potential
Small secretory vesicle that contains a neurotransmitter; is found inside an axon near the presynaptic membrane; releases its contents into synaptic cleft after fusing with membrane
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