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  1. Synapse is the gap (Functional junction) between neurons
  2. The junctions of neurons in nerve pathway are called the synapses. The axons transmit nerve impulses away from the cell body to a synapse or to a neuromuscular junction.
  3. A neuron is interconnected with the dendrite of the neighboring neuron through the endplate of the axon. Such specialized connections are called as synapses.
  4. A synapse is formed between the bulb-like end structure of the axon called boutons and the cyton or dendrite of the adjacent neuron.
  5. At the junction there is a gap called the synaptic cleft, which spans roughly about 10 to 20 nm.
  6. At this point, transmission of stimulus happens through transmitter substances such as acetylcholine.
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