The synapse between a motor neuron and the muscle fibers it innervates is defined as the neuromuscular junction. The junction is the site of chemical neurotransmitter release, which propagates electrical energy from the nerve terminal to the motor end plate. An end plate potential will eventually lead to an action potential in the muscular fibers that are innervated.
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