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The Presynaptic Neuron I: Release and Storage of Transmitter

  • A. G. Brown

Abstract

Two experimental preparations have been used extensively in unravelling the intricacies of neurotransmitter release and the effects of transmitters on the postsynaptic neuron. These are the vertebrate neuromuscular junction, which has been especially useful for studying the actions of transmitter on the postsynaptic cell and the general properties of transmitter release, and the giant synapse in the stellate ganglion of the squid, which has been especially useful for studying the link between a neuronal action potential and the release (exocytosis) of transmitter from the presynaptic neuron.

Keywords

Presynaptic Terminal Postsynaptic Neuron Stellate Ganglion Presynaptic Neuron Quantal Release 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. G. Brown
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  1. 1.University of EdinburghSummerhall, EdinburghUK

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