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SynapseMembranePresynapseCell envelopeCell junctionNeuron projectionCell membranePresynaptic active zonePresynaptic active zone membraneSynaptic cell membraneEndomembrane systemAxonCell projectionPresynaptic cell membrane

Definition

The membrane portion of the presynaptic active zone that allows presynaptic vesicles to dock, fuse, and, ultimately, release neurotransmitter into the synaptic cleft.

Category

› Cellular component
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