Electrical Signalling

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Electrical Signalling mind map for Introduction to Neuroscience module

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Electrical Signalling
  1. Occurs within a neuron
    1. To achieve rapid, long-distance communication
      1. Ions: Na+, K+, Ca2+, Cl-, A-
        1. Movement across plasma membrane allows electrical signalling to occur
          1. In action potentials, it conveys info
            1. Neurotoxins (tetrodotoxin) help us understand the role of ion channels in electrical signalling
              1. Cannot cross the chemical synapse (break in electrical circuit)
                1. Converted into chemical signal, to link action potential of 1 neuron to synaptic potential of other
                  1. Can cross electrical synapse
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