noun Etymology: synaptic + -o- + 3-some Date: 1964 a nerve ending that is isolated from homogenized nerve tissue (as of the brain) • synaptosomal adjective

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  • synaptosome — [si nap′tə sōm΄] n. 〚see SYNAPSIS & SOME3〛 a tiny sac of special cellular materials found at a synapse * * * syn·ap·to·some (sĭ năpʹtə sōm ) n. A saclike structure formed by nerve endings at a synapse that remains intact after homog …   Universalium

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  • synaptosome — A subcellular fraction prepared from tissues rich in chemical synapses, used in biochemical studies. Consists mainly of vesicles from presynaptic terminals …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • synaptosome — noun A structure containing vesicles and mitochondria of a synapse that is obtained when brain tissue is homogenized …   Wiktionary

  • synaptosome — Membrane bound sac containing synaptic vesicles that breaks away from axon terminals when brain tissue is homogenized under controlled conditions; such particles can be separated from other subcellular particles by differential and density… …   Medical dictionary

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