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Neuromuscular Junction

Neuromuscular Junction: The functional connection between the synapse of a motor nerve and the motor end plate of a muscle cell.
  • Example - For an action potential to successfully initiate contraction, the action potential must result in the release of neurotransmitters across the neuromuscular junction.
  1. Saladin, K. (2012). Anatomy & Physiology: The unity of form and function. (6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.