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Junctional Transmission II. Presynaptic Mechanisms

Handbook of Physiology, The Nervous System, Cellular Biology of Neurons

  1. A. R. Martin

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp010110

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Martin, A. R. 2011. Junctional Transmission II. Presynaptic Mechanisms. Comprehensive Physiology. 329–355.

Author Information

  1. Department of Physiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    The Quantum Hypothesis
    • 1.1
      Binomial and Poisson Statistics
    • 1.2
      Experimental Tests of Quantum Hypothesis
    • 1.3
      Measurement of Mean Quantum Content
    • 1.4
      Measurement of Release Probability and Number of Available Quanta
    • 1.5
      Experimental Values of Statistical Release Parameters at Various Junctions
  • 2
    Spontaneous Miniature Potentials
  • 3
    Synaptic Vesicles
  • 4
    Synaptic Delay
  • 5
    Depolarization and Release
  • 6
    Divalent Cations
    • 6.1
      Evoked Release
    • 6.2
      Calcium Entry
    • 6.3
      Spontaneous Release
  • 7
    Facilitation
  • 8
    Posttetanic Potentiation
  • 9
    Presynaptic Inhibition
  • 10
    Conclusion