tendon organs

tendon organs,

n.pl protective tendinous and musculotendinous structures that sense stretch or tension in the tendons.
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Golgi Tendon Organs that detect tension applied to the muscle tendon during muscle contraction/stretch.
It is possible that the increased intensity caused increased tension and consequent muscle-tendon autogenic inhibition due to the action of the Golgi tendon organs (6).
Strength training: Re-examination of the possible role of golgi tendon organ and muscle spindle reflexes in proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation muscle stretching.
The major role ascribed to tendon organs in the genesis of sensations of force and effort may explain why weight discrimination was preserved in most participants, since tendon organs were, presumably, less affected by cooling.
Muscle fatigue with an aberrant spinal cord reflex preventing activation of golgi tendon organs in the muscle also leads to hyper-stimulation without down regulation.
GTOs, otherwise known as Golgi tendon organs, are not located in joints.
It is true that group Ib axons carry information from Golgi tendon organs (in tendons); however, Ib axons do not provide information from joint receptors.
When a muscle in a stretched position is held and then contracted, proprioceptors (sensory end organs in muscles, tendons, and joints) called golgi tendon organs (GTOs) are stimulated.
Golgi tendon organs are embedded to safeguard against the tearing of the tendon from the bone.
Scott JJA, Young H: The number and distribution of muscle spindles and tendon organs in the peronei muscles of the cat.
Bridgman CF: Comparisons of the structure of tendon organs in the rat, cat, and human.
Golgi tendon organs detect the degree of tension produced in the muscle.