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I put a picture of the question below, I have my own diagram but it doesn't look similar to this one at all
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It's been a while so this may all be hokum, but perhaps this will point you in the right direction?

A - Neuron - transmitting nerve impulses from CNS to the body (efferent) or from the body to the CNS (afferent)
B - Nerve Terminal - used to store & release neurotransmitters to release into the synaptic cleft & act on postsynaptic cells
C - Neurotransmitter - used to carry a chemical signal from the presynaptic cell to the postsynaptic cell
D - Post-synaptic receptor - used to pickup neurotransmitter from the presynaptic neuron
E - Axon - used to transmit action potentials from soma to nerve terminals
F - Synaptic vesicle - used to release neurotransmitter into the synaptic cleft where it can act on the postsynaptic cell
Not sure what G is referring to... Phospholipid bilayer? Postsynaptic cell?

Please correct me if i'm wrong!

EDIT: Some words were incorrect.
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(Original post by AgnosticHaruspex)
It's been a while so this may all be hokum, but perhaps this will point you in the right direction?

A - Neuron - transmitting nerve impulses from CNS to the body (efferent) or from the body to the CNS (afferent)
B - Nerve Terminal - used to store & release neurotransmitters to release into the synaptic cleft & act on postsynaptic cells
C - Neurotransmitter - used to carry a chemical signal from the presynaptic cell to the postsynaptic cell
D - Post-synaptic receptor - used to pickup neurotransmitter from the presynaptic neuron
E - Axon - used to transmit action potentials from soma to nerve terminals
F - Synaptic vesicle - used to release neurotransmitter into the synaptic cleft where it can act on the postsynaptic cell
Not sure what G is referring to... Phospholipid bilayer? Postsynaptic cell?

Please correct me if i'm wrong!

EDIT: Some words were incorrect.
Thankyou so much, do you think G) could possibly be Dendrite?
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Thankyou so much, do you think G) could possibly be Dendrite?
Hmm. Maybe G is the synaptic cleft? I can’t really tell!
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Thankyou so much, do you think G) could possibly be Dendrite?
No worries at all! It's good revision for me. I suppose it could be dendrite! G seems to be encompassing the synaptic cleft, the cell membrane and the intracellular environment of the postsynaptic cell that the effector cell is acting on. It's not drawn particularly well, but dendrite could be your answer!
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