Origin of synapseModern Latin synapsis: see synapsis
When a neuron releases a neurotransmitter which then binds to receptors located within the plasma membrane of a cell, initiating an electrical response or exciting or inhibiting the neuron, this is an example of a chemical synapse.
intransitive verbsyn·apsed, syn·aps·ing, syn·aps·es
- To form a synapse.
- To undergo synapsis.
Origin of synapseGreek sunapsis point of contact from sunaptein to join together sun- syn- haptein to fasten
(third-person singular simple present synapses, present participle synapsing, simple past and past participle synapsed)
From Ancient Greek ÏƒÏÎ½Î±ÏˆÎ¹Ï‚ (sunapsis, “conjunction"), from ÏƒÏ…Î½Î¬Ï€Ï„Ï‰ (sunaptÅ, “to clasp").
- The California-based company was formed in 1991 under the name Silicon and Synapse by Mike Morhaime, Frank Pearce and Allen Adham.
- The synapse, therefore, as the place of meeting of one neuron with the next is called, is said to valve the nerve circuits.
- The synapse appears to be a weak spot in the chain of conduction, or rather to be a place which breaks down with comparative ease under stress, e.g.