How do neurotransmitters stimulate neurons?

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Jan 15, 2018


Neurotransmitters are sent to a neuron to stimulate it.


The nucleus of a neuron receives a signal, and that signal is then sent to through the axon terminal to where the neurotransmitters are. Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers, and are released from the neuron into the synapse. The synapse is empty space between the neurons because they cannot touch each other. The neurotransmitters are sent in the direction of the neuron they are supposed to go to, and are accepted by the receptor proteins on the dendrites. If enough neurotransmitters are received, the signal is sent into the neuron.

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