synapse

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the junction between two neurons (axon-to-dendrite) or between a neuron and a muscle

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In the brain, chemical synapses enable ]earning when connections are strengthened by activity.
Chemical synapses involve the release of neurotransmittters by the presynaptic nerve terminal of one neuron, which then influences the function of a second neuron.