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The Neuromuscular Junction: Function, Structure & Physiology

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In a neuromuscular junction, which of the following is considered the pre-synaptic cell?

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1. Which of the following ions stimulates neurotransmitter secretion?

2. Neostigmine is a drug that acts by inhibiting acetylcholinesterase. Which of the following would be a likely side effect of this drug?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz/worksheet, you will be assessed on your knowledge of pre-synaptic cells, ion stimulation, different related drugs, and neuromuscular diseases.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will aim to assess your understanding of:

  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Different drugs and their effects
  • Ion stimulation
  • Pre-synaptic cells in a neuromuscular junction

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the human anatomy
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as prolonged contraction and muscle relaxation
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the neuromuscular junction

Additional Learning

If you're interested in learning more about this topic, check out the accompanying lesson titled The Neuromuscular Junction: Function, Structure & Physiology. It covers things such as the:

  • Definition of synapse
  • Definition of neuromuscular junction
  • Function of acetylcholinesterase and acetylcholine
  • Sarcoplasmic reticulum
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