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Definition: 'Synaptosome'

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synaptosome

Type: Term

Pronunciation: sin-ap′tō-sōm

Definitions:
1. 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 gradient centrifugation.

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