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Blocks the effects of a neurotransmitter
Direct communication through gap junctions
Action potential?
The cite of protein synthesis
The process of assembling a piece of mRNA
The assembling of proteins from amino acids
PSPs adding up via one or more neurons
The relative ability of an electric charge to migrate from one point to another
Site of cellular respiration
ions with a net negative charge (Ci and Ca)
Forms the initial segment of the axon
Determines the shape of the neuron
membrane potential
Synaptic vesicles fuse with presynaptic membrane and release neurotransmitters
Resting potential?
Rapid repolarization of the membrane
Current = conductance x potential difference
Small bubbles of membrane near the axon terminal
Branches of the axon
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Ohm's law?
PSPs adding up via one neuron
Mimics the effects of neurotransmitter
Rapid depolarization of the membrane
When a neuron makes contact with another cell
ions with a net positive charge (Na and K)
Responsible for sorting proteins
Equation that allows us to calculate the equilibrium potential for an ion using the concentration difference
Postsynaptic membrane is thicker than presynaptic
The force exerted on a charged particle
Glia which fills space between neurons
Stacks of membranes near the nucleus
The final product of gene expression
points along the axon without myelin through which ions move in and out
Reading of DNA
Equation that allows us to calculate the membrane potential at equilibrium using the relative permiabilities of the membranes
Part of the action potential where the inside of the neuron is positively charged with respect to the outside
Post and pre synaptic membrane are similar thickness

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