NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION

is the physical gap between a motor neuron and the muscle fibre which it stimulates. Once a stimulus arrives at a neuron synapse, neurotransmitters are released into the synaptic cleft which bind to complementary receptors on the post-synaptic neuron stimulating another potential difference. Otherwise known as a myoneural junction.

NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION: "Neuromuscular junctions are the gaps between one neuron and the effector that is services, a blockage or malfunction at this point could lead to muscular dystrophy."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/neuromuscular-junction/ (accessed October 29, 2020).
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