OBO ID: GO:0032279
Term Name: asymmetric synapse Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • Gray's type I synapse
Definition: A type of synapse occurring between an axon and a dendritic spine or dendritic shaft. Asymmetric synapses, the most abundant synapse type in the central nervous system, involve axons that contain predominantly spherical vesicles and contain a thickened postsynaptic density. Most or all synapses of this type are excitatory.
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