stretch reflex

noun
reflex contraction of a muscle when an attached tendon is pulled; important in maintaining erect posture
Syn: ↑myotactic reflex
Hypernyms:

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noun
: a spinal reflex involving reflex contraction of a muscle in response to stretching

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • stretch reflex — n a spinal reflex involving reflex contraction of a muscle in response to stretching called also myotatic reflex * * * (myotatic reflex) the reflex contraction of a muscle in response to its being stretched. * * * reflex contraction of a muscle… …   Medical dictionary

  • Stretch reflex — The stretch reflex (myotatic reflex) is a muscle contraction in response to stretching within the muscle. It is a monosynaptic reflex which provides automatic regulation of skeletal muscle length. When a muscle lengthens, the muscle spindle is… …   Wikipedia

  • stretch reflex — myotatic reflex the reflex contraction of a muscle in response to its being stretched …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • РЕФЛЕКС РАСТЯЖЕНИЯ (STRETCH REFLEX), РЕФЛЕКС РАСТЯЖЕНИЯ МЫШЦЫ — (myotatic reflex) рефлекс, вызывающий сокращение мышцы в ответ на ее растяжение …   Толковый словарь по медицине

  • Рефлекс Растяжения (Stretch Reflex}, Рефлекс Растяжения Мышцы (Myotatic Reflex) — рефлекс, вызывающий сокращение мышцы в ответ на ее растяжение. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • reflex action — noun an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus • Syn: ↑reflex, ↑reflex response, ↑instinctive reflex, ↑innate reflex, ↑inborn reflex, ↑unconditioned reflex, ↑physiological reaction …   Useful english dictionary

  • reflex response — noun an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus • Syn: ↑reflex, ↑reflex action, ↑instinctive reflex, ↑innate reflex, ↑inborn reflex, ↑unconditioned reflex, ↑physiological reaction …   Useful english dictionary

  • Reflex — A reaction that is involuntary. The corneal reflex is the blink that occurs with irritation of the eye. The nasal reflex is a sneeze. * * * 1. An involuntary reaction in response to a stimulus applied to the periphery and transmitted to the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Reflex — For other uses, see Reflex (disambiguation). A reflex action, also known as a reflex, is an involuntary and nearly instantaneous movement in response to a stimulus.[1] A true reflex is a behavior which is mediated via the reflex arc; this does… …   Wikipedia

  • Tendon reflex — (or T reflex) may refer to: A stretch reflex, when the stretch is created by a blow upon a muscle tendon. This is the usual definition of the term.[1][2] Deep tendon reflex also usually refers to this sense.[3] The Golgi tendon reflex, motivated… …   Wikipedia

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