What do the synaptic vesicles reserve/store?

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What do the synaptic vesicles reserve/store?

Neuron:

The Neuron is the cell that carries information of the outside environment and inside environment and returns the brain's commands to the different parts of the body. The cell contains several dendrites emerging from the cell.

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The extension of the neuron responsible for transmission is the axon and the end part of the axon contains a bulbous structure known as the synaptic terminal. This structure produces some vesicles known as synaptic vesicles. These vesicles are the transporters that contain chemical compounds that will act as the stimulus for the action potential in the next neuron. These chemicals are called neurotransmitters. The movement of the calcium ions through their gated channels during an action potential causes the release of these vesicles, a process known as exocytosis. In the synaptic cleft, the vesicles will release the chemicals that will attach to the surface of the postsynaptic neuron.


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