Nerve synapse, artwork

Nerve synapse, artwork

P360/0300 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 40.4MB

Downloadable file size: 2.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Nerve synapse, artwork. A synapse is a junction between a nerve and another cell that allows the transmission of nerve impulses. The nerve ends in a terminal bouton (lower centre) that contains mitochondria (purple and blue) and vesicles (orange) of neurotransmitter chemicals. During the transmission of a signal, the vesicles release the neurotransmitter into the junction, and it is taken up by receptors on the other side. This leads to the formation of an impulse in the second cell, and so the information is passed on. The neurotransmitters are usually dopamine in the brain, and acetylcholine in the muscular system.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: anatomy, artwork, axon, axons, biology, cells, computer, fibre, fibres, human body, illustration, junction, mitochondria, mitochondrion, nerve cell, nervous, neurology, neuron, neurone, neurotransmitter, synapse, system, terminal bouton, transmission

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.