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Types of pain, their fibers, and their emotional equivalents

Radium glucegen at excite.com
Wed Oct 29 22:32:12 EST 2003


C Fibers are responsible for protopathic pain. Protopathic pain is
annoying and urges the subject to rest the injured area. This pain is
physically analogous to anger. Heartburn is an example of which causes
this pain.

A Delta Fibers are responsible for epicritic pain. Epicritic pain
alerts the subject that an injury has occured. This type of pain is
physically equivalent to fear. Acute pericarditis is an example of
which causes this pain

"Glen M. Sizemore" <gmsizemore2 at yahoo.com> wrote in message news:<75dc25b91327585cfbbcb7eeb38fb278 at news.teranews.com>...
> Pain is a dendrite? Fear is a dendrite?
> "Radium" <glucegen at excite.com> wrote in message
> news:464c821f.0310291113.6874d986 at posting.google.com...
> > 1. A Delta Fiber = epicritic pain = fear
> >
> > 2. C Fiber = protopathic pain = anger



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