a: Neuropeptide ~
b: the classic neurotransmitters

What: "neuropeptides are like the classic neurotransmitters: they are packaged into synaptic vesicles, their release is dependent on Ca++, and they bind to specific receptors on target neurons. However, there are also significant differences, ones that have led to alternative names for the intercellular communication mediated by neuropeptides, such as nonsynaptic, parasynaptic, and volume transmission."

Writer: Not Stated
Date: May 12 2013 9:13 PM

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