C fibers


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C fi·bers

unmyelinated fibers, 0.4-1.2 mcm in diameter, conducting nerve impulses at a velocity of 0.7-2.3 m/sec.

C fibers

(fī'bĕrz)
Unmyelinated fibers, 0.4-1.2 mcm in diameter, conducting nerve impulses at a velocity of 0.7-2.3 m/sec.
Synonym(s): C fibres.

C fibers,

n.pr unmyelinated fibers that transmit information to the brain about the location of tissue damage and pain.

C fibers

nerve fibers with the slowest conduction speeds; are very slow-conducting, unmyelinated nerve fibers, principally postganglionic sympathetic fibers.