Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

A Fibers (A-Fibers)

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_2


The terminology refers to compound action potential deflections; A fibers are the most rapidly conducting category representing activity of myelinated fibers. Most A fibers are afferent nerve fibers that carry non-noxious somatosensory information.

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