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Nervous System Part 3: Transmission
Terms in this set (12)
The conduction of an impulse from one node of Ranvier to another along a myelinated axon
The passing of an impulse between neurons
The space between the axon of one neuron and the dendrite of another
Chemical messengers used in the nervous system
Cytoplasm of axon
A neural impulse; a brief electrical charge that travels down an axon
Small, spherical structure that contains molecules of neurotransmitter
The process during the action potential when sodium is rushing into the cell causing the interior to become more positive.
Return of the cell to resting state, caused by reentry of potassium into the cell while sodium exits the cell.
The difference in electric charge between the inside and outside of a neuron's cell membrane
An inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain
An excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain
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