Golgi tendon organ reflex | definition of Golgi tendon organ reflex by Medical dictionary
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.