ephaptic transmission

ephaptic transmission

[e′fap·tik tranz′mish·ən]
(physiology)
Electrical transfer of activity to a postephaptic unit by the action current of a preephaptic cell.
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This unusual connection is called ephaptic transmission or cross-talk [35].
Postsynaptic membrane hemifusion [20], ephaptic transmission between the postsynaptic terminals, and a mechanism operating through extracellular matrix space are the possible candidate mechanisms.
Additional mechanisms for the interpostsynaptic functional LINKs are also possible including ephaptic transmission [38].