Synaptic Transmission

Overview

Two Classes of Synapses

Signaling Transmission at Electrical Synapses

Signaling Transmission at Chemical Synapses

Properties of Neurotransmitters

Quantal Release of Neurotransmitters

Release of Transmitters from Synaptic Vesicles

Local Recycling of Synaptic Vesicles

The Role of Calcium in Transmitter Secretion

Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Vesicle Cycling

CLINICAL APPLICATIONS: Disorders That Affect the Presynaptic Terminal

Neurotransmitter Receptors

Postsynaptic Membrane Permeability Changes during Synaptic Transmission

Relationship between Ion Fluxes and Postsynaptic Potential Changes

Excitatory and Inhibitory Postsynaptic Potentials

Summation of Synaptic Potentials

BOX 5A The Tripartite Synapse