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OBO ID: GO:0007268
Term Name: chemical synaptic transmission Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • neurotransmission
  • regulation of synapse
  • signal transmission across a synapse
  • synaptic transmission
Definition: The vesicular release of classical neurotransmitter molecules from a presynapse, across a chemical synapse, the subsequent activation of neurotransmitter receptors at the postsynapse of a target cell (neuron, muscle, or secretory cell) and the effects of this activation on the postsynaptic membrane potential and ionic composition of the postsynaptic cytosol. This process encompasses both spontaneous and evoked release of neurotransmitter and all parts of synaptic vesicle exocytosis. Evoked transmission starts with the arrival of an action potential at the presynapse. D009435
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Ontology: GO: Biological Process   QuickGO   AmiGO
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