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transmission

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axon receives incoming signals, reaches threshold for excitement
action potential: step 1
depolarization
action potential: step 2
repolarization
action potential: step 3
hyperpolarization
action potential: step 4
resting potential is restored
action potential: step 5
arrives at terminal button
from one neuron to the next: step 1
neurotransmitters are released into synaptic cleft
from one neuron to the next: step 2
neurotransmitters bind to receptors on the post-synaptic neuron
from one neuron to the next: step 3
neurotransmitters are taken back into the presynaptic neuron by "reuptake"
from one neuron to the next: step 4
neurotransmitters bind to auto-receptors
from one neuron to the next: step 5
neurotransmitters are broken down by enzymes
from one neuron to the next: step 6