synaptic vesicle

id: GO:0008021
name: synaptic vesicle
namespace: cellular_component
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: A secretory organelle, some 50 nm in diameter, of presynaptic nerve terminals; accumulates in high concentrations of neurotransmitters and is secreted these into the synaptic cleft by fusion with the 'active zone' of the presynaptic plasma membrane.

Parent Functions

GO:0030136clathrin-coated vesicle
GO:0044456synapse part