At what stage of Neural transmission do Neurotransmitters bind to neurotransmitter-gated ion channels?

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Jul 10, 2017

The stage of neural transmission when neurotransmitters bind to neurotransmitter-gated ion channels is at the end of the transmitting neuron or the synapse opening between it and the receiving neuron.


The human body contains specialized cells called neurons which have the unique capability of transmitting messages to and from the brain, and from cell to cell.
Neurons are described here:

When a message is to be sent to or from a specific area of the body, it travels the length of the neuron to the other end at which point a synapse is reached. The synapse is a tiny gap between adjacent neurons.
Synapses are described here:

This is the stage where the electrical signal in the neuron is converted to a chemical signal and neurotransmitters bind to transmitter-gated ion channels. This complicated procedure results in the release of chemical information between the transmitting neuron and the receiving neuron.
There is extensive information on the chemical transfer here: