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synaptosome in Medicine

synaptosome syn·ap·to·some (sĭ-nāp'tə-sōm')
n.
A saclike structure containing synaptic vesicles and mitochondria, which breaks away from axon terminals when brain tissue is homogenized under controlled conditions.

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