name: synaptic transmission, GABAergic
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def: "The vesicular release of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). from a presynapse, across a chemical synapse, the subsequent activation of GABA 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:dos, ISBN:0126603030]
synonym: "GABAergic synaptic transmission" EXACT 
synonym: "synaptic transmission, GABA mediated" EXACT 
synonym: "synaptic transmission, gamma-aminobutyric acid mediated" EXACT 
synonym: "synaptic transmission, gamma-aminobutyric acid-ergic" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0007268 ! chemical synaptic transmission
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