Chemical synapse

A synapse is the junction between two neurons. Chemical synapses allow neurons to form interconnected circuits within the central nervous system. Synapses provide the means through which the nervous system connects to and controls the other systems of the body. The specialized synapse between a motor neuron and a muscle cell is called a neuromuscular junction.[1] There is a very narrow gap between the neurons called the synaptic cleft. This is where the nerve impulse is transmitted from one neuron to the next.


  1. various (n.d.). Chemical synapse. Wikipedia. Retrieved on 2008-09-29.

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