Unformatted text preview: 6. Why is an excitatory synapse on the soma more effective in evoking action potentials in the postsynaptic neuron than an excitatory synapse on the tip of a dendrite? 7. What are the steps that lead to increased excitability in a neuron when the neurotransmitter norepinephrine, NE, is released? Other Review Questions 8. Compare the properties of electrical and chemical synapses. 9. List the steps involved in chemical neurotransmission. 10. What lines of evidence suggest that neurotransmitters are released from synaptic vesicles? 11. Synaptotagmin is a protein that plays a key role in neurotransmitter release. What is its function? 12. Other terms to know: gap junction presynaptic; postsynaptic tetanus/botulinum toxin EPSP, IPSP, summation of EPSPs...
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