Neuromuscular junction, artwork

Neuromuscular junction, artwork

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Caption: Neuromuscular junction. Computer artwork of a junction (green) between a nerve (arriving from top) and a muscle (purple surface). The neuromuscular junction (NMJ) is a specialised form of synapse, the junction between nerve cells. An electrical impulse (flash of light, centre) is seen arriving at a neuromuscular junction (green). The impulse will trigger the release of chemical transmitters that will cross the synaptic gap and trigger contraction of the muscle via the motor end plate of the muscle tissue (purple). The nerves (others partially seen in background) are each surrounded by a myelin sheath that insulates them, and allows signals to be transmitted more quickly.

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