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There are two types of synapses: chemical synapse and electrical synapse, with entirely different transmission mechanisms. The electrical synapse plays a crucial role in synchronization, as discussed in this article. The synapse described in this chapter refers to the chemical synapse.

3.1. The Structure of Synapses

3.2. Neurotransmitters

3.3. Ligand-gated Ion Channels

3.4. EPSP and IPSP

 

Author: Frank Lee
First Published: July 13, 2016