Comparison between DCMLS &
Rapidly conducting fibers. (120M/s)
Sensations carried require accuratelocalization. (spatial orientation of nerve fibers in this tract)
Involve perception of fine gradesof intensity.
Crossing occurs in medulla.
Fibers from upper parts of body are added on lateral aspect of tract,above the spinal cord origin, beforecrossing over.
Receptors are Meissner’s &
Sensations carried are: fine touch,fine pressure, proprioception, vibration, 2 point tactile
Slowly conducting fibers. (40 M/s)
Do not require accuratelocalization.
Do not involve fine perception.
Crossing occurs below the level of medulla.
Fibers from upper parts of body are added on medial aspect of tract,after crossing over.
Receptors are free nerve endingsmainly.
Sensations carried are: crude touch,tickle & itch, temperature, pain &pressure sensation.