Thursday, May 11, 2006

Research of the VNS

I have been doing a lot of research on how the Vagus Nerve Stimulator works. One of the key things to understand about the system is the nerve bundle itself. The Vagus Nerve contains 3 types of nerve fibers: A-fibers, B-fibers, and C-Fibers. Each type of nerve fiber/cell requires a different stimulus in order to trigger the cell to activate & send a signal toward the brain.
The nerve bundle in the post below is not a vagus nerve, but one of the smaller nerve bundles in the body. Over the next few weeks, I will post more about the type of stimulation a partcular nerve fiber needs in order to reach the activation threshold.

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