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C FIBER

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n. unmyelinated nerve fibers located in the somatic sensory system. As afferent fibers, they conduct impulses from the periphery of the body to the central nervous system. They are, however, slower in adapting and conducting information.

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C FIBER

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Narrow unmyelinated nerve fibre conduction pain slowly and adapting slowly.

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C-SECTION

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noun. Abbreviated form of cesarean section.

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CABLE PROPERTIES

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n. the physical conduction properties of an organic cable such as an axon. As an electrical disturbance, each small, non-propagated impulse is transmitted yet conducted in a way that decreases exponentially with increasing distance. See conduction with decrement.

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CABLE PROPERTIES

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An axon's physical properties. See conduction with decrement.

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CABLE TENSIOMETRY

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n. a method used to evaluate a person's muscular strength. The measurement is based on the ability to pull on a cable and increase tension on it. This cable tension is then measured using a tensiometer. See ergograph.

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CABLE TENSIOMETRY

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Way to measure mescle strength by pulling on cables. See ergograph.

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CACHEXIA

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n. a constitutional disorder marked by extreme weight loss and physical wasting away of muscle. It is often accompanied by malnutrition and poor state of health. A debilitating condition, it is associated with chronic, long-standing disease.

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CACHEXIA

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State of extreme poor health, casuing wasting away associated with a chronic disease or illness.

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CACHINNATION

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n. a term used to describe loud, unrestrained laughter to the point of being convulsive and hysterical. An abnomal type of laugh, it is often observed in the behavioral pattern of a schizophrenic person.

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