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This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Science and technology, Psychology, Medicine and health, Psychiatry
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209 words
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...are relayed, usually by a neurotransmitter , from the axon of a presynaptic neuron to the axon, dendrite, or cell body of a postsynaptic neuron, or sometimes from the dendrite of one to the dendrite of another, a typical synapse consisting of a synaptic cleft approximately 20 nanometres (millionths of a millimetre) wide into which the neurotransmitter is released from synaptic vesicles in the presynaptic neuron, triggering an action potential in the postsynaptic neuron if the sum of all the signals reaching the postsynaptic neuron reaches a critical...

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