2007 Sensory Physiology

Classification of somatosensory nerve fibres

  • large diameter, myelinated
  • conduction velocities 30-70 m/s
  • mechanoreception
  • small diameter, myelinated
  • CV 12-30 m/s
  • mechanoreception, cold, fast pain
C
  • small diameter, unmyelinated
  • CV <2 m/s
  • mechanoreception, thermoreception, slow pain

S&G Table 10.3

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