C fibre

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A very small unmyelinated type of afferent nerve fibre with low conduction velocity (1 to 2 metres per second), found especially in the autonomic nervous system and in receptors for dull pain and temperature. US C fiber. See also axon reflex. Compare alpha fibre, delta fibre, gamma fibre, Ia fibre, Ib fibre, II fibre.

Subjects: Psychology.

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