Significance of the Synapse and Dual Modes of Synapses

The synapse is a region of specialized contact between neurons or between a neuron and a muscle cell for cell-to-cell communication. The estimated number of synapses in the human nervous system is 1014 (100 trillion), and in light of newly appreciated synaptic diversity it may be even higher. Two modes of synapses have been identified: electrical and chemical. The first has been touched on in the discussion of gap junctions and the neuron doctrine. The second is by far the more common.

Breaking Bulimia

Breaking Bulimia

We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.

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