Synaptic Cleft: Definition & Function Video


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What are nerve cells in the brain called?

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1. Which part of the neuron helps carry messages away called?

2. Where is the synapse located?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to assess your knowledge of the synaptic cleft. Topics covered in the assessment include the parts of a nerve cell and the function of the synaptic cleft.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you will be asked to:

  • Identify the parts of a nerve cell
  • Identify the function of the synaptic cleft
  • Name the nerve cells of the brain
  • Explain what happens after a neural message is translated

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Making connections - understanding of the concept of neurotransmitter
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how nerve cells work
  • Lesson comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related human anatomy and physiology lesson

Additional Learning

Learn more about how nerve cells communicate through the interactive lesson titled Synaptic Cleft: Definition & Function. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defining the neuron
  • Identifying the synapse
  • Describing neurotransmission in action
  • Explaining how neurons communicate
  • Describing the function of the synaptic cleft