Describe how a synapse works?

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A synapse is a structure that permits a neuron (or nerve cell) to pass an electrical or chemical signal to another neuron.


A synapse is a very important part of the neuron, it's responsible for sending messages and signals to neighboring neurons. These messages maybe in the form of electrical impulses or chemicals(hormones, neurotransmitter or substances).

Without synapses, neurons would be rendered usable to send messages, prohibiting an organism from moving, speaking, thinking, feeling and many more. In simple term, Synapses works like semi-conductors that transfers signals or electricity, without signal, No flow or no process, you're a vegetable