What Is the Site of Intracellular Communication Between Neurons?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 24, 2020 5:21:06 PM ET

Communication between neurons happens at the synapses by the process of neurotransmission. Neurons have the capability to communicate within the cell and between the cells. Neurons send the electrical signals along the axons.

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The synapse has a gap that separates the neurons. It is made up of a presynaptic ending, which contains neurotransmitters, mitochondria and cell organelles. The synapse has a postsynaptic ending, which has receptor sites for neurotransmitters. Synapses also have a synaptic cleft between the postsynaptic endings and the presynaptic endings. The communication between neurons occurs due to an electrical impulse that travels down an axon to the synaptic terminal.