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This actomyosin is found in muscle fibers and some other types of cells, including
slime molds. It is probable that the two types of proteins are closely related and
that the microtubules and microfibrils are phylogenetically older.160 Fibrous ...
Electrode studies of nerve-fiber activity show that certain sorts of inputs are
related to outputs along particular classes of fibers. Pain is signaled in A fibers
and C fibers (see page 264). Some observers have described a double pain
Most pain fibers are tonic, with slow signal termination, transmitting pulses as
long as noxious inputs continue.93 ... One fiber, for instance, which fanned out
over about one-fourth of a cat's cornea, showed slow signal termination in the
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TABLE 11 The 19 Critical Subsystems of a Living System
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