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Axodendritic synapses are axons which connect axon to dendrites .

Most synapses connect axons to dendrites,[1][2] but there are also other types of connections, including axon-to-cell-body,[3][4] axon-to-axon,[3][4] and dendrite-to-dendrite.[2]

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  1. Smilkstein, Rita (2003). We're Born to Learn: Using the Brain's Natural Learning Process to Create Today's Curriculum, Corwin Press.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lytton, William W. (2002). From Computer to Brain: Foundations of Computational Neuroscience, Springer. Axons connecting dendrite to dendrite are dendrodendritic synapses.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Garber, Steven D. (2002). Biology: A Self-Teaching Guide, John Wiley and Sons.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Weiss, Mirin; Dr Steven M. Mirin, Dr Roxanne Bartel (1994). Cocaine, American Psychiatric Pub. URL accessed 2008-12-26. Axons terminating on the postsynaptic cell body are axosomatic synapses. Axons that terminate on axons are axoaxonic synapses

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