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Neurochemistry of calcium

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Calcium is necessary in both the CNS and PNS as chemical transmission does not occur unless it is present in the extracellular fluid.

It is necessary for transmission at the neuromuscular junction and other synapses and plays a special role in exocytosis.

  • Calcium as a cellular signal
  • Measurement of cellular calcium concentrations and movements
  • Calcium regulation at the plasma membrane
  • Calcium stores and calcium pools
  • Calcium signaling
  • Calcium regulated processes

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External linksEdit NCBI Online neurochemistry textbook]

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