Skip to content
Skip to main content

About this free course

Download this course

Share this free course

Addiction and neural ageing
Addiction and neural ageing

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.


Junction between cells in the nervous system, and also between such cells and their target organs, e.g. muscles. A synapse consists of a specialised presynaptic membrane from which molecules of neurotransmitter can be released, a gap across which the neurotransmitter diffuses (synaptic cleft) and a postsynaptic membrane that has receptor molecules on it which are specific for and so bind the neurotransmitter.

» Glossary