synaptic vesicle


a: Synaptic vesicle ~
b: paintball ammunition full of neurotransmitters


These vesicles are phospho-lipid spheres that encapsulate neurotransmitters for release into a synapse. Paintballs are gelatine capsules that encapsulate a water dye solution that can be shot out of a gun.

Writer: Lucrezia
Date: Dec 8 2014 5:03 PM

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