How big are nerves?

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Offline mike2niner4

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How big are nerves?
« on: 04/05/2009 16:26:49 »
Hey,

I've always imagined nerves as microscopic wires that are in our bodys, but how big are they and are they visible to the naked eye?

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How big are nerves?
« Reply #1 on: 05/05/2009 07:26:22 »
There are many types, just off the top of my head, they range from about 1 Ám to 20 Ám in diameter.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axon#Types

Actually, forget what I said, the smallest C-fibres are only about 0.2 Ám
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