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synaptic vesicle

[si¦nap·tik ′ves·ə·kəl]
(neuroscience)
A small membrane-bound structure in the axon terminals of nerve cells that contains neurotransmitters and releases them by exocytosis when an action potential reaches the terminal.
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Synaptic transmission, the essential process in brain physiological functions, is critical in the signal integration activities of the central nervous system (CNS).
Microtubules (red) and actin filaments (purple) help give the synaptic bouton structure and move cargo around inside the neuron.
Practicing certain skills strengthens the related synaptic connections.
The rhythmic experiment (the track is built around a 5:4 signature) was very successful in communicating what I feel about music," says Edouard Reny, the music producer of Synaptic Machines.
Ocular dominance refers to the preference of the brain for input from one eye over the other, and development of ocular dominance provides a simple example of synaptic plasticity at work in everyday life.
Therefore, in the present study we tested whether TDE can modulate dendritic field excitatory postsynaptic potentials (fEPSPs), which indicate the neuronal synaptic function, in Cornu Ammonis 1 (CA1) hippocampal slices of normal rats as found in current AChE-I drugs used for AD therapy.
AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service provides a business-class storage service that lets customers use the AT&T network cloud to store, distribute and retrieve data as needed to meet their business or legal requirements.
The study titled "A role for Synaptic Zinc in Activity-Dependent A(beta) Oligomer Formation and Accumulation at Excitatory Synapses" was published in the April 1 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience.
This leads to increased neuronal development and synaptic activity that enhances brain function, and it serves to improve athletic performance as well as to symptomatically improve, forestall the progression of, and possibly prevent many disease states.
That malleability, known as synaptic plasticity, is believed to be the fundamental basis of memory, learning, and brain development.
Product research and e-commerce solutions provider Synaptic Systems Ltd has announced the immediate availability of its Synaptic Manager product.
As there is substantial evidence of an explosion in synaptic connections during the first three years of a child's life, the conclusion from popular neuroscience is that development is basically over by the end of the third birthday.