why is synapse present ? what will happen if there is no synapse?

Asked by sonaisha | 23rd Mar, 2009, 01:43: PM

Expert Answer:

Synapses are specialized junctions through which neurons signal to each other and to non-neuronal cells such as those in muscles or glands. Chemical synapses allow neurons to form circuits within the central nervous system. They are crucial to the biological computations that underlie perception and thought. They allow the nervous system to connect to and control other systems of the body. A typical neuron gives rise to several thousand synapses, although there are some types that make far fewer.

Without a synapse, it will not be possible for neurons to communicate with each other or to control other systems of the body.

Answered by  | 25th Mar, 2009, 07:41: AM

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