What are differences between an electrical and chemical synapse?

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The difference between chemical and electrical synapse is...

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in chemical synapses, the transmission of impulses occurs due to liberation of chemical mediator, while in electrical synapses, pre and post synaptic membranes come close to form gap junctions which act to lower resistance bridges through which ions pass easily.

http://www.nature.com/nrn/journal/v15/n4/abs/nrn3708.html

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