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Category:GO:0007268 ! chemical synaptic transmission

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DAG for GO:0007268id: GO:0007268

name: chemical synaptic transmission
namespace: biological_process
def: "The vesicular release of classical neurotransmitter molecules from a presynapse, across a chemical synapse, the subsequent activation of neurotransmitter receptors at the postsynapse of a target cell (neuron, muscle, or secretory cell) and the effects of this activation on the postsynaptic membrane potential and ionic composition of the postsynaptic cytosol. This process encompasses both spontaneous and evoked release of neurotransmitter and all parts of synaptic vesicle exocytosis. Evoked transmission starts with the arrival of an action potential at the presynapse." [GOC:jl, MeSH:D009435]
subset: goslim_synapse
synonym: "neurotransmission" RELATED [GOC:dph]
synonym: "signal transmission across a synapse" BROAD []
synonym: "synaptic transmission" BROAD []
xref: Wikipedia:Neurotransmission
is_a: GO:0098916 ! anterograde trans-synaptic signaling


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