NEUROTRANSMISSION

describes the process during which a signal, action potential or any other activity is transferred from one neuron to the next adjacent neuron or cell. Between two synapses, this process is facilitated by the diffusion of a neurotransmitter substance across the synaptic cleft then stimulates the action potential in the post-synaptic neuron.

NEUROTRANSMISSION: "The jumping between two synapses or two motor neurons is called the process of neurotransmission."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "NEUROTRANSMISSION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/neurotransmission/ (accessed October 11, 2019).
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