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The Synapse


The Synapse

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This animation describes how a synapse works and how a synapse converts electrical signals of the action potential in the presynaptic cell into chemical signals. 
Material Type: Animation
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: November 10, 2013
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 05, 2014
Submitter: Jim Bidlack
Keywords: nerve terminal, calcium channel, synapse, neurotransmitter


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Primary Audience: Middle School, High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
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Language: English
Cost Involved: unsure
Source Code Available: unsure
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
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