Neuromuscular transmission

Skeletal muscles are innervated by motor nerves. Excitation of the motor nerve is followed by excitation and contraction of the muscle. Thus excitation of one cell, the nerve axon, produces excitation of another cell which it contacts, the muscle fibre. The region of contact between the two cells is called the neuromuscular junction. The process of the transmission of excitation from the nerve cell to the muscle cell is called neuromuscular transmission. This chapter is concerned with how this process occurs.

Regions at which transfer of electrical information between a nerve cell and another cell (which may or may not be another nerve cell) occurs are known as synapses, and the process of information transfer is called synaptic transmission. Neuromuscular transmission is just one form of synaptic transmission; we shall examine the properties of some other synapses in the following chapter.

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