gamma and alpha neurons in motor control

Mark Elliott elliott at
Sat Dec 19 09:58:03 EST 1998

Richard Norman wrote:

> The motorneurons are classified by axon diameter (and conduction
> velocity).  Alpha is the largest, gamma the smallest.   Yes, there are
> also betas -- they are autonomic.  On the sensory side, the
> classification uses different names,  Group I is the largest, Group III
> the smallest.


where might I find some useful literature on these classifications?



Mark Elliott

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