autogenic inhibition(redirected from M reflex)
autogenic inhibitionA sudden relaxation of muscle in response to high-magnitude tension, which is an autogenic inhibitory negative feedback lengthening reaction that protects muscles against tearing.
Golgi tendon organ.
au·to·gen·ic in·hib·i·tion(aw'tō-jen'ik in'hi-bish'ŭn)
A protective mechanism of the Golgi tendon organ, whereby a sudden stretch in a muscle causes a reflexive activation of the antagonist muscle and relaxation of the agonist.