SYNAPTIC CLEFT By N., Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 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 SYNAPTIC VESICLE NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION EXCITATORY SYNAPSE SYNAPSE RELEASE ZONE TERMINAL BUTTON AXO-AXONAL SYNAPSE AXON TERMINAL POSTSYNAPTIC POTENTIAL (PSP) NEUROTRANSMISSION Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SYNAPTIC CLEFT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/synaptic-cleft/ (accessed January 29, 2020).