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Does an electrical charge carry a nerve impulse across a synapse?

Please tell me your reasoning so I can understand better

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago
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    No.  The signal is transmitted chemically, not by electrical charge, across a synapse.  The chemical is acetylcholine, Plenty about it if you you look it up.

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  • Cowboy
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    No the gap is traversed via chemical neurotransmitters.

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    You mean in the brain? maybe. We know that alternating current can cause muscle-contraction and if the frequency is over 15-20 Hertz you won't be able to decontract them.

    We also know that there is such a thing as Electro-Convulsive Therapy

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