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The Synapse: Function, Plasticity, and Neurotrophism

Motoy Kuno


The synapse not only provides a bridge from one nerve cell to the next; its function can be modified by experience, making it important for learning and memory. This overview of the synapse provides a review of current concepts in neurobiology, with specific reference to synaptic plasticity, neurotransmission, and neurotrophism. These areas have been advanced dramatically by the application of molecular biology techniques, and this book provides a synthesis of these advances. The book incorporates all the latest thinking and current research together with a brief historical overview of researc ... More

Keywords: synapse, nerve cell, neurobiology, synaptic plasticity, neurotransmission, neurotrophism, molecular biology, learning, memory, bridge

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780198546870
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198546870.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Motoy Kuno, author
Kyoto University Faculty of Medicine