PRE-synaptic neuron. synapse (the “gap”). POST-synaptic neuron. pre-synaptic neuron. vesicle (bubble). neurotransmitter. axon terminal. synapse. receptor. post-synaptic neuron. 1. electrical signal moves down axon to axon terminal 2. vesicles move toward pre-synaptic membrane.
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2. vesicles move toward pre-synaptic membrane
if they fall into a matching receptor, the postsynaptic neuron may fire
and different kinds of RECEPTORS
note there are receptors for both purple and orange neurotransmitters on the postsynaptic neuron