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What happens at the synapse between two neurons?

 

Answer

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The impulses that pass through our nervous system are electrical and chemical in nature.

  • Signals are in the form of electric impulses as they pass from dendrites to nerve endings.
  • Signals are in the form of chemicals called neurotransmitters during transmission of messages across the synapse.

So,

Synapse is the gap between the nerve endings of one neuron and dendrite of the following neuron.

In the synapse, signals are transmitted as chemical signals called neurotransmitters.

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