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Physiology Quiz -
Synaptic Neurotransmission - Part 3
The main function of neurons is to receive information, process this information, formulate an appropriate response, and then transmit this response to other cells. Information is transmitted to another cell across a synapse. The neuron sending the information is referred to as the pre-synaptic neuron. The cell receiving the information at the other end of the synapse is called the post-synaptic cell. The post-synaptic cell can be another neuron, a muscle cell, an endocrine cell, or other cell type. Much of information processing in the brain takes place at the level of the synapse. Test your basic knowledge of synaptic neurotransmission by taking this simple quiz.
(1)   This membrane protein is responsible for acidifying the lumen of synaptic vesicles:
(2)   Which of the following is the most commonly observed mechanism for signal termination at chemical synapses?
(3)   Synaptobrevin and __________ interact with one another in order to keep synaptic vesicles docked at the presynaptic plasma membrane.

(4)   Classic neurotransmitters are found in these synaptic vesicles:
(5)   Neuropeptide neurotransmitters are found in these synaptic vesicles:
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Posted: Thursday, September 4, 2014