Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Asymmetric Junctions

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_306

Definition

Gray (1962) divided the central synapse into two types, based on the differences in synaptic density between the pre- and post-synaptic membranes, asymmetric (type I) and symmetric (type II).

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