Do Dendrites connect to other dendrites
rsnorman_ at _comcast.net
Fri Feb 7 16:09:17 EST 2003
On 7 Feb 2003 06:02:08 -0800, euphoriahardhouse at yahoo.co.uk (James
>I'm new to this field so I may be asking a silly question but
>1). Do Dendrites connect to other dendrites.
>2). If a dendrites connects to a cell near the axon of a cell does it
>get a summed output of the neuron.
>3). Can dendrites connect to the myelin sheath of axons
>e-mail : euphoriahardhouse at yahoo.co.uk
1) Synapses can form between two dendrites,between
two axons, from axon to dendrite, from dendrite to
axon. Synapses can form complex clusters, A on B
and B back on A; A on B and B on C and C on both
A and B, etc.
2) I don't really understand your question. What do you
mean by "it"? What do you mean by a "summed output"?
If the dendrite is near an electrically excitable portion of a
cell, it will certainly "see" an electrotonically conducted
fraction of the action potential.
3) No, a synapse cannot form on myelin.
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