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Details for symmetric synapse
Gene ontology ID
GO:0032280
Definition
A synapse that lacks an electron dense postsynaptic specialization. In vertebtrates, these occur primarily on dendrite shafts and neuronal cell bodies and involve persynapses containing clusters of predominantly flattened or elongated vesicles and are typcially inhibitory
Comment
The term 'symmetric' in this name refers only to gross morphology. There is no implication of functional symmetry.
Synonyms
1. Gray's type II synapse
References
1. GOC: dgh
2. GOC: ef
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