presynaptic membrane

id: GO:0042734
name: presynaptic membrane
namespace: cellular_component
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: A specialized area of membrane of the axon terminal that faces the plasma membrane of the neuron or muscle fiber with which the axon terminal establishes a synaptic junction; many synaptic junctions exhibit structural presynaptic characteristics, such as conical, electron-dense internal protrusions, that distinguish it from the remainder of the axon plasma membrane.

Child Functions

GO:0048787presynaptic active zone membrane

Parent Functions

GO:0097060synaptic membrane