Synapse Illustration

Synapse Illustration

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Caption: Illustration of the transmission of information with long-term potentiation. The activation of neurons is more efficient, the number of neurotransmitters in the ion channels is higher. A larger number of sodium ions enter the postsynaptic neuron, increasing the speed and intensity of the electrical signal transmission.

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