Where do synapses occur in the spinal cord?

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Oct 26, 2016

Answer:

In the spinal cord the synapse between the sensory and motor neurons occurs in the grey matter.

Explanation:

Grey matter of the spinal cord in known as the grey column , which travels down the spinal cord .

The grey matter of the spinal cord is split into three grey columns :

  • Anterior grey column
    It contains motor neurons which synapse with interneurons and the axons of cells that travel down the pyramidal tract .

  • Posterior grey column
    This contains the points where sensory neurons synapse.

  • Lateral grey column
    It is primarily involved with activity in the sympathetic division of the autonomic motor system.