Problem: Explain the sequence of events that allows a pre-synaptic cell to communicate with a post-synaptic cell.

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Communication with pre-synaptic and post-synaptic cells starts when action potential reaches the axon terminal which depolarizes the membrane. This activates calcium channels allowing Ca2+ ions to flow inside the membrane. 

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Explain the sequence of events that allows a pre-synaptic cell to communicate with a post-synaptic cell.

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