Definition of Stretch reflex
1. Noun. Reflex contraction of a muscle when an attached tendon is pulled; important in maintaining erect posture.
Generic synonyms: Inborn Reflex, Innate Reflex, Instinctive Reflex, Physiological Reaction, Reflex, Reflex Action, Reflex Response, Unconditioned Reflex
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Literary usage of Stretch reflex
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1. Navy Seal Physical Fitness Guide edited by Patricia A. Deuster (1998)
"The stretch reflex and the Lengthening Reaction The stretch reflex and the lengthening reaction are joint-protective mechanisms in which sensory organs, ..."
2. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"The simplest spinal reflex is the tendon (stretch) reflex, a monosynaptic reflex. When the tendon is tapped, a sensory receptor in the muscle is excited and ..."
3. An Introduction to Biophysics by David Burns (1921)
"... is set up in the lung substance, ie the respiratory mechanism carries out the inspiratory phase of its function till this stretch-reflex inhibits it. ..."
4. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"This is known as the "stretch reflex". A muscle, which is held in a shortened position, tends to become tonically shortened; one, which is kept in an ..."
5. A Bible for a Thoughtfull Skeptic by Thom Pain Jr., Thom Pain (2005)
"The monitors of the extension of muscles in the stretch reflex, for example, record the return of the muscles to their equilibrium positions. ..."
6. Physical Fitness: A Guide for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury by David F. Apple, Jr. (1996)
"The presence of stretch reflex activity and spasticity may indicate that the individual can perform FES exercise. But, if the individual retains some degree ..."