The point at which a nerve and a muscle meet. This is where the signal that is being carried along a nerve is passed to a muscle cell. The signal is then translated into electrical activity leading to a muscle contraction.
Generic term for close apposition of nerve terminal and muscle and gland cell. Specialized for release and action of transmitters. See also motor endplate.
The location where a motoneuron meets a muscle fiber; activation of this neuron causes the muscle fiber to contract.
A synapse between a neuron and a muscle cell.
The region where a motor neuron contacts a muscle fiber, creating a synapse.
is the point of communication between the lower motorneuron axon nerve terminal and the muscle fibre it innervates
the junction between a nerve fiber and the muscle it supplies
The junction between an efferent nerve axon and a skeletal muscle. Much like a synapse, but involving an alpha motor neuron and a motor unit rather than two neurons. Also known as the motor end-plate.
The junction between nerve and muscle; myoneural junction or neuromuscular cleft.
Where a muscle fibre and a nerve meet. search for Neuromuscular junction
The synapse between a neuron and a muscle.
The point where a motor neuron attaches to a muscle cell.
The neuromuscular junction is the point where a muscle fiber comes into contact with motor neurons carrying nerve impulses from the central nervous system. The impulses travel from the neurons to the muscle fiber by means of a neurotransmitter to overcome the small gap between the two nerve cells.
The synaptic junction between the motor neuron and its postsynaptic skeletal muscle cell.
an area of contact between the axon terminal of a motor neuron and the underlying sarcolemma of a muscle fiber (cell); also called a myoneural junction
NMJ Neuromuscular synapse (S) Myoneural junction (S) This is a form of chemical synapse that connects a presynaptic motor axon to one or more postsynaptic muscle arms. A typical animal has about 2000 neuromuscular junctions. In many cases a single NMJ is dyadic, with one presynaptic axon contacting two separate muscle arms simultaneously (as in nerve ring NMJs), or contacting a muscle arm and a neuron dendrite simultaneously (as at most NMJs of the ventral nerve cord and dorsal nerve cord). NMJs exhibit virtually all the same features as other chemical synapses in C. elegans. There is rarely any evidence for a postsynaptic specialization on the muscle arm membrane.
A neuromuscular junction (NMJ) is the synapse or junction of the axon terminal of a motoneuron with the motor end plate, the highly-excitable region of muscle fiber plasma membrane responsible for initiation of action potentials across the muscle's surface, ultimately causing the muscle to contract. The signal passes through the neuromusclar junction via the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.