myotactic reflex

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Related to myotactic reflex: Golgi tendon organ

my·o·tac·tic re·flex

(mī'ō-tak'tik rē'fleks)
Tonic contraction of the muscles in response to a stretching force, due to stimulation of muscle proprioceptors.
Synonym(s): deep tendon reflex, muscle spindle reflex, stretch reflex.
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