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Fig. 2 | BMC Neuroscience

Fig. 2

From: The effects of preferential A- and C-fibre blocks and T-type calcium channel antagonist on detection of low-force monofilaments in healthy human participants

Fig. 2

Comparable mechanical thresholds across skin types in intact and compression conditions. Monofilament detection thresholds (mN) were measured in the ulnar territory of the finger (D5), palm (P) and dorsal hand (H) prior to and following compression (comp) of myelinated fibres, and presented as a box-and-whisker plot. When the intact and compression values for each individual test site were compared, significant differences emerged for the glabrous skin sites, but not for the hairy skin. However, when thresholds were compared between the hairy and glabrous test regions, no significant differences were found irrespective of whether the myelinated fibres were conducting or not. Outliers are marked with an asterisk (*) i.e. any data point below Q1 − 1.5 × IQR or above Q3 + 1.5 × IQR

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