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GO term:asymmetric synapse
Synonym: Gray's type I synapse
GO id:GO:0032279
Definition:A type of synapse occurring between an axon and a dendritic spine or dendritic shaft. Asymmetric synapses, the most abundant synapse type in the central nervous system, involve axons that contain predominantly spherical vesicles and contain a thickened postsynaptic density. Most or all synapses of this type are excitatory.
Number of paths to term: 1

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obsolete Gene_Ontology
        is-acellular_component
                is-asynapse
                        is-aneuron to neuron synapse
                                is-aasymmetric synapse [GO:0032279] (15 genes, 15 annotations)
                                        is-aasymmetric, glutamatergic, excitatory synapse
                                        is-amossy fiber rosette
                                is-asymmetric synapse +


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last database update
08/23/2016
MGI 6.05
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