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Category:GO:0032279 ! asymmetric synapse

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DAG for GO:0032279id: GO:0032279

name: asymmetric synapse
namespace: cellular_component
def: "A type of synapse occurring between an axon and a dendritic spine or dendritic shaft. Asymmetric synapses, the most abundant synapse type in the central nervous system, involve axons that contain predominantly spherical vesicles and contain a thickened postsynaptic density. Most or all synapses of this type are excitatory." [GOC:dgh, GOC:ef]
synonym: "Gray's type I synapse" EXACT []
is_a: GO:0098984 ! neuron to neuron synapse
relationship: has_part: GO:0014069 ! postsynaptic density
disjoint_from: GO:0032280 ! symmetric synapse
intersection_of: GO:0098984 ! neuron to neuron synapse
intersection_of: has_part GO:0014069 ! postsynaptic density

AmiGO <GOterm>GO:0032279</GOterm>
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