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what is the inverse mytatic reflex?
- muscles contract (possibly due to the stretch reflex), produce tension at the point where the muscle is connected to the tendon, where the golgi tendon organ is located.
- golgi tendon organ records the change in tension, and the rate of change of the tension
- tension exceeds a certain threshold
- triggers the lengthening reaction which inhibits the muscles from contracting and causes them to relax
- golgi tendon organ helps to protect the muscles, tendons, and ligaments from injury
-lengthening reaction is possible only because the signaling of golgi tendon organ to the spinal cord is powerful enough to overcome the signaling of the muscle spindles telling the muscle to contract.
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Author: Peebls
Main topic: Medicine
Topic: Anatomy
Published: 26.03.2010




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