VELOCITY OF CONDUCTION

the speed with which nerve impulses progress along the axon of a neuron. Gauges by various methods dictate that axons range greatly in conduction velocity, from 80-120 m/s for big, myelinated A fibers to 0.5-2 m/s for tinier, unmyelinated c fibers.

VELOCITY OF CONDUCTION: "Velocity of conduction was initially gauged by Hermann von Helmholtz, a German physiologist."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "VELOCITY OF CONDUCTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/velocity-of-conduction/ (accessed February 23, 2020).
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