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MembraneSynapseEndomembrane systemCell envelopeCell junctionCell membranePresynaptic cell membrane

Definition

In a chemical synapse, the presynaptic membrane is the cell membrane of an axon terminal that faces the receiving cell. The postsynaptic membrane is separated from the presynaptic membrane by the synaptic cleft.

Synonyms

Presynaptic membrane

Category

› Cellular component

GOi

presynaptic membrane [ GO:0042734 ]