muscle receptor


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muscle receptor

a sensory organ that responds to muscle stretch or tension, including muscle spindles and tendon organs. Also called myoreceptor.
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13) However, there are two types of muscle receptors, GTOs and spindles, that both have these large sensory axons.
Muscle receptor organs in the abdomen of Homarus vulgaris and Panulirus vulgaris.
Muscle receptor organs (MRO) in Isopoda (Crustacea) -- histological observations.
The muscle cramping associated with the Wall is the result of overexcited muscle receptors experiencing severe fatigue, and this can occur if the athlete is not properly trained.
Contrary to previous theories which used multiple sensory inputs including touch and vision, these results demonstrate that messages coming from muscle receptors are enough to change the internal body representation.