Definition of Synapse

1. Noun. The junction between two neurons (axon-to-dendrite) or between a neuron and a muscle. "Nerve impulses cross a synapse through the action of neurotransmitters"

Specialized synonyms: Myoneural Junction, Neuromuscular Junction
Group relationships: Nerve, Nervus
Generic synonyms: Colligation, Conjugation, Conjunction, Junction
Derivative terms: Synaptic

Definition of Synapse

1. Noun. (context: neuroanatomy cytology) The junction between the terminal of a neuron and either another neuron or a muscle or gland cell, over which nerve impulses pass. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To form a synapse. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To undergo synapsis. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Synapse

1. to come together in synapsis [v -APSED, -APSING, -APSES]

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Literary usage of Synapse

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Psychology: A Study of Mental Life by Robert Sessions Woodworth (1921)
"The synapse, then, is not a thing, but simply a junction between two neurones. ... The synapse between the two neurones lies just above the arrow. end-brush ..."

2. Molecular Neurobiology: Proceedings of the 2nd NIMH Conference by Steven Zalcman (1995)
"Abstr. 14564; William & Johnston, Neuron 3583), however, the biochemical mechanism underlying LTP at the synapse is far from clear. The role of postsynaptic ..."

3. Physiology and Biochemistry in Modern Medicine by John James Rickard Macleod (1922)
"Resistance to Conduction due to synapse.—The synapse is also a region which offers ... The resistance presented to the passage of the impulse by the synapse ..."

4. Psychology for Normal Schools by Lawrence Augustus Averill (1921)
"It is sufficient to understand that in some way impulses traveling along one nerve bridge the gap, or synapse, and continue along the appropriate neighbor- ..."

5. Psychology for Normal Schools by Lawrence Augustus Averill (1921)
"The synapse is the region where Showing dendrites and part of aion. A is the branchings from one a"A«on'the protoplasm; c'den- nerve cell appear to join ..."

6. Principles of General Physiology by William Maddock Bayliss (1920)
"The Nerve synapse.—According to the view advocated by Sherrington (1906, p. 16) the communication of a nerve impulse to the cell body of another neurone ..."

7. The Origin and Development of the Nervous System: From a Physiological Viewpoint by Charles Manning Child (1921)
"CONDUCTION IN THE NEURON AND THE PROBLEM OF THE synapse In its functional relations as a part of the nervous system the neuron conducts impulses from the ..."

8. Psychology: A Study of Mental Life by Robert Sessions Woodworth (1921)
"The synapse, then, is not a thing, but simply a junction between two neurones. ... The synapse between the two neurones lies just above the arrow. end-brush ..."

9. Molecular Neurobiology: Proceedings of the 2nd NIMH Conference by Steven Zalcman (1995)
"Abstr. 14564; William & Johnston, Neuron 3583), however, the biochemical mechanism underlying LTP at the synapse is far from clear. The role of postsynaptic ..."

10. Physiology and Biochemistry in Modern Medicine by John James Rickard Macleod (1922)
"Resistance to Conduction due to synapse.—The synapse is also a region which offers ... The resistance presented to the passage of the impulse by the synapse ..."

11. Psychology for Normal Schools by Lawrence Augustus Averill (1921)
"It is sufficient to understand that in some way impulses traveling along one nerve bridge the gap, or synapse, and continue along the appropriate neighbor- ..."

12. Psychology for Normal Schools by Lawrence Augustus Averill (1921)
"The synapse is the region where Showing dendrites and part of aion. A is the branchings from one a"A«on'the protoplasm; c'den- nerve cell appear to join ..."

13. Principles of General Physiology by William Maddock Bayliss (1920)
"The Nerve synapse.—According to the view advocated by Sherrington (1906, p. 16) the communication of a nerve impulse to the cell body of another neurone ..."

14. The Origin and Development of the Nervous System: From a Physiological Viewpoint by Charles Manning Child (1921)
"CONDUCTION IN THE NEURON AND THE PROBLEM OF THE synapse In its functional relations as a part of the nervous system the neuron conducts impulses from the ..."

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