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Chemical Neurotransmission in the Retina of the Teleost Eugerres Plumieri

  • Boris D. Drujan
  • M. Jodlowsky
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 1)

Abstract

The transfer of information from one cell to another is mediated by the liberation of a small quantity of a chemical transmitter substance. This compound diffuses to the post-synaptic membrane where it combines with specific receptor sites, and initiates changes in the ionic permeability. The involved ions depend on the nature of the transmitter compound, and of the receptor sites for a particular synapsis. Finally, the transmitter substance is removed by specific mechanisms, and the whole procedure may repeat itself many times. This process we call chemical neurotransmission.

Keywords

Ganglion Cell AChE Activity Amacrine Cell Horizontal Cell Optic Tectum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Boris D. Drujan
    • 1
  • M. Jodlowsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of NeurochemistryI.V.I.C.Caracas 101Venezuela

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