name: spontaneous exocytosis of neurotransmitter
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def: "The release of a neurotransmitter into the synaptic cleft, where the release step is independent of the presence of calcium ions (Ca2+). The neurotransmitter is contained within a membrane-bounded vesicle, and is released by fusion of the vesicle with the presynaptic plasma membrane of a nerve cell." [GOC:curators]
synonym: "spontaneous synaptic vesicle exocytosis" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0007269 ! neurotransmitter secretion
is_a: GO:0016079 ! synaptic vesicle exocytosis
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