inhibitory impulse


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inhibitory impulse

A nerve signal that diminishes the activity of the target it acts upon.
See also: impulse
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Gradual stimulation of the musculature with progressively more difficult workloads reduces the inhibitory impulses picked-up by the sensory receptors that monitor changes in muscle length.
The progressive stimulation of the musculature with strength-training movements reduces neural inhibitory impulses -- the impulses that are picked up by the sensory receptors that monitor changes in muscle length and serve as protective mechanisms.

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