Presynaptic calcium influx, neurotransmitter release, and neuromuscular disease

@article{Poage2002PresynapticCI,
  title={Presynaptic calcium influx, neurotransmitter release, and neuromuscular disease},
  author={Robert E. Poage and Stephen D Meriney},
  journal={Physiology & Behavior},
  year={2002},
  volume={77},
  pages={507-512}
}
The synapse between a spinal motor neuron and a muscle cell is normally very effective at eliciting muscle contraction. A reliable connection between these two cells occurs because a single action potential reaching the motor nerve terminal normally releases hundreds of packets of transmitter containing thousands of chemical transmitter molecules, which cross the synapse and encounter a specialized region of postsynaptic muscle. Within the muscle membrane are thousands of receptor proteins… CONTINUE READING

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