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Biophys J. 1990 Mar;57(3):633-5.

Volume expansion of nonmyelinated nerve fibers during impulse conduction.

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Unit on Neurobiology, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892.

Abstract

Nonmyelinated nerve fibers undergo rapid volume expansion while carrying an impulse. This volume expansion is incurred as a consequence of a lateral expansion of the excited portion of the fibers, where the superficial layer is transformed into a low-density structure.

PMID:
2306506
PMCID:
PMC1280758
DOI:
10.1016/S0006-3495(90)82580-7
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