synaptic cleft

noun

Medical Definition of synaptic cleft

: the space between neurons at a nerve synapse across which a nerve impulse is transmitted by a neurotransmitter

called also synaptic gap

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“Synaptic cleft.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/synaptic%20cleft. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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