Computer artwork of a nerve synapse

Computer artwork of a nerve synapse

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Credit: DAVID GIFFORD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Nerve synapse. Computer artwork of a nerve synapse. The synapse is a junction between a terminal (light blue) of one nerve cell (neurone) and another cell (green/purple). The receiving cell may either be another neurone or a muscle cell. Nerve signals reach the terminal and are carried across the synapse by chemical neurotransmitters in tiny spherical vesicles (orange).

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Keywords: anatomy, art, artwork, axon, axon terminal, cells, human body, nerve cell, nervous, neurone, neurotransmitter, synapse, system, terminal

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