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Synonyms for fiber

a very fine continuous strand

a distinctive, complex underlying pattern or structure

moral or ethical strength

Synonyms for fiber

coarse, indigestible plant food low in nutrients

any of several elongated, threadlike cells (especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber)

the inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions

a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth

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Myelinated fibers are thought to be faster at conducting pain and other sensory stimuli than unmyelinated fibers. They also increase the brain's ability to participate in cognitive processing.
Another example of the technique's utility is in multiple sclerosis, which can involve both myelinated and unmyelinated fibers. "DT-MRI is the only technique that highlights some unmyelinated fibers, where conventional techniques don't allow you to see them," Dr.
In multiple sclerosis, "DT-MRI is the only technique that highlights some unmyelinated fibers, where conventional techniques don't allow you to see them," Dr.
The mice exhibited a significant reduction in tremors and neural symptoms posttransplant, and the investigators detected remyelination of previously unmyelinated fibers.
Unmyelinated fibers conduct very slowly (approximately 1 meter/second), while the speed of conduction in myelinated fibers depends on the total thickness of the fiber.
Numerous axonal segments begin to sprout from the terminals of the nodes of Ranvier, with myelinated and unmyelinated fibers intact in the segment proximal to the injury (Fawcett & Keynes; Belkas et al.).