can we distinguis A beta and c fibers working
sgore at stanford.edu
Tue Feb 13 12:36:15 EST 2001
i mean i wanted to make it out clinically, when a patient is compalining
of say referred pain, or allodynia , is there a way to find which fibers
Richard Norman wrote:
> "satish gore" <sgore at stanford.edu> wrote in message
> news:3A7DE051.6B848CB at stanford.edu...
> > I was wondering if we can distinguish A beta and C fiber workings?
> > and also clinically,
> > satish gore
> Just what type of way do you want to "distinguish" Abeta and C fibers?
> They are very different in many respects. You can see the difference
> in fiber diameter and myelination in anatomical preparations. You
> can measure the difference in conduction velocity (and ease of
> stimulating and recording) in physiological preparations. They
> respond to very different sensory modalities. They connect to
> very different central pathways. All of these can be involved in both
> experimental and clinical observations.
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