Medical Definition of axo-axonic
: relating to or being a nerve synapse between an axon of one neuron and an axon of another … axo-axonic synaptic actions can increase the amount of transmitter released by the postsynaptic cell … — Eric R. Kandel et al., Principles of Neural Science, 4th edition, 2000 We conclude that exposure to cocaine in utero disrupts the development of the axo-axonic cells in the prefrontal cortex …— Bret A. Morrow et al., The Journal of Neuroscience, 15 June 2003 The paucity of axo-axonal contacts in mature taste buds suggests that axonal contacts are characteristic of axons which are in the process of establishing connections with receptor cells. — Bruce Oakley, in Mechanisms of Taste Transduction, 1993
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