1.(MeSH)The communication from a NEURON to a target (neuron, muscle, or secretory cell) across a SYNAPSE. In chemical synaptic transmission, the presynaptic neuron releases a NEUROTRANSMITTER that diffuses across the synaptic cleft and binds to specific synaptic receptors, activating them. The activated receptors modulate specific ion channels and/or second-messenger systems in the postsynaptic cell. In electrical synaptic transmission, electrical signals are communicated as an ionic current flow across ELECTRICAL SYNAPSES.
Cell Communication, Cell Interaction, Cell-to-Cell Interaction - Cell Physiology, Physiology, Cell - Biochemical Phenomena, Phenomena, Biochemical - Nervous System Physiology, Physiology, Nervous System[Hyper.]
Receptor Mediated Signal Transduction, Receptor-Mediated Signal Transduction, Signal Pathways, Signal Transduction, Signal Transduction Pathways, Signal Transduction Systems - Nervous System Physiologic Processes[Hyper.]
Neural Transmission (n.) [MeSH]
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