Term: posterior lateral line axon terminus
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Name: posterior lateral line
Synonyms: pll
Definition: One of eight distinct lateral lines in the 4-day larva. A sensory system on the surface of the fish, consisting of small sensory patches (neuromasts) distributed in discrete lines over the body surface. The lateral line system is stimulated by local water displacements and vibrations, and detects propulsion of the fish through the water, as well as facilitating shoaling, prey capture, and predator and obstacle avoidance. (See Anatomical Atlas entry for lateral line by T. Whitfield.)
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000944]
Name: axon terminus
Synonyms: axon terminal, axon terminal specialization, motor endplate, nerve ending
Definition: Terminal inflated portion of the axon, containing the specialized apparatus necessary to release neurotransmitters. The axon terminus is considered to be the whole region of thickening and the terminal button is a specialized region of it.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0043679]   QuickGO   AmiGO