SYNAPTIC CLEFT By N., Sam M.S. - 10 a gap in a synapse between the terminal butt on one neuron and the dendrite of a neighbouring neuron. Also called a synaptic gap. This gap is between two neurons. SYNAPTIC CLEFT: "The synaptic cleft is also called a synaptic gap." Related Psychology Terms NEURON (Nerve Cell) SYNAPSE NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION SYNAPTIC VESICLE SHERRINGTON, CHARLES SCOTT(1857-1952) RELEASE ZONE NEUROTRANSMISSION Discrimination and Mental Illness in the LGBT Population AXO-AXONAL SYNAPSE SPEECH DISORDERS Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SYNAPTIC CLEFT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/synaptic-cleft/ (accessed June 29, 2022).