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.

Related Terms

  • muscle contraction
  • motor neuron
  • neurotransmitter
  • myasthenia gravis


  • motor endplate
  • neuromuscular synapse
  • neuromuscular contact
  • Neuromuscular Junction