Golgi tendon organ reflex

Gol·gi ten·don or·gan re·flex

(gol'jē ten'dŏn ōr'găn rē'fleks)
The relaxation or inhibitory response in muscles to protect them from excessive force or speed: elicited by Golgi tendon organs.
Compare: myotactic reflex
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Extremely tender trigger points in muscles can be immediately reduced by triggering what's called a "clasp knife reflex" (a.k.a., Golgi tendon organ reflex (6,19,22,27)) in the muscle.