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Synaptogenesis

Name: Synaptogenesis
Description: is the formation of synapses. Although it occurs throughout a healthy person's lifespan, an explosion of synapse formation occurs during early brain development. Synaptogenesis is particularly important during an individual's "critical period" of life, during which there is a certain degree of neuronal pruning due to competition for neural growth factors by neurons and synapses. Processes that are not used, or inhibited during this critical period will fail to develop normally later on in life. Currently, the neuromuscular junction is the most well-characterized synapse, however new techniques have allowed for the study of hippocampal and cerebellar synapses. - definition adapted from Wikipedia
Synonym(s): synapse formation
Related to: Development
Super-category: Biological process
Id: GO_0007416
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Definitionis the formation of synapses. Although it is the formation of synapses. Although it occurs throughout a healthy person's lifespan, an explosion of synapse formation occurs during early brain development. Synaptogenesis is particularly important during an individual's "critical period" of life, during which there is a certain degree of neuronal pruning due to competition for neural growth factors by neurons and synapses. Processes that are not used, or inhibited during this critical period will fail to develop normally later on in life. Currently, the neuromuscular junction is the most well-characterized synapse, however new techniques have allowed for the study of hippocampal and cerebellar synapses. - definition adapted from Wikipedia apses. - definition adapted from Wikipedia
IdGO_0007416  +
LabelSynaptogenesis  +
ModifiedDate11 January 2014  +
RelatedToDevelopment  +
SuperCategoryBiological process  +
Synonymsynapse formation  +