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I wasn't sure of how to answer this question in one of my past papers but I wrote: This is a process in which signalling molecules called neurotransmitters are released by a neuron (pre synaptic neuron) and achieve the reception or other neuron called the post synaptic neuron. What would be a better answer for this question to gain 6 marks
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well it's asking for the process. So you'd need to be talking about action fire which travels through the axon, to the dendrites etc.

Possible include an example of an inhibited/excitation neurotransmitter and how it would affect the post-synaptic neuron.
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id say briefly go over how the action potential is generated and passes along by pre synaptic neurone, the mechanism of how the action potential causes the release of neurotransmitters which then generate another action potential across the synaptic cleft, in the post synaptic neurone
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Don't forget to mention the importance of neurotransmitters being broken down by cholinesterase - this is an often overlooked part of synaptic transmission.
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id say briefly go over how the action potential is generated and passes along by pre synaptic neurone, the mechanism of how the action potential causes the release of neurotransmitters which then generate another action potential across the synaptic cleft, in the post synaptic neurone
Thank you, my work was marked before you replied and I got 5 marks. The 1 mark lost was due to me not talking about depolarisation and hypolarisation
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(Original post by Mariah Del Ray)
Thank you, my work was marked before you replied and I got 5 marks. The 1 mark lost was due to me not talking about depolarisation and hypolarisation
oh well done then, i thought you worded it exactly as you did in the thread which wouldnt have scored so highly as a lot of key words were missing but im assuming you summarised
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(Original post by glad-he-ate-her)
oh well done then, i thought you worded it exactly as you did in the thread which wouldnt have scored so highly as a lot of key words were missing but im assuming you summarised
😂😂yes I summarised. I wrote a lengthy answer in my actual work.
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