The gap between two neurons is called a
(a) dendrite.
(b) synapse.
(c) axon.
(d) impulse.

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Correct Answer: (b) synapse


Synapses are minute gaps present in between the pairs of adjacent neurons over which nerve impulses pass by diffusion of chemicals called a neurotransmitter from one neuron to the next.

The synapse between two neurons only allows the electrical impulse to pass in one direction.

neuron also known as a nerve cell is the structural and functional unit of the nervous system and has three components: the dendrites, the cell body, and the axon.

Updated on 10-Oct-2022 13:19:02