myotatic


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my·o·tat·ic

(mī'ō-tat'ik),
Relating to myotasis.

my·o·tat·ic

(mī-ō-tat'ik)
Relating to myotasis.

myotasis

(mī-ŏt′ă-sĭs) [″ + tasis, stretching]
Stretching of a muscle.
myotatic, adjective

myotatic

pertaining to the stretching of a muscle.

myotatic reflex
spinal reflex elicited by the tapping (stretching) of a muscle tendon, which causes a response, usually seen as the flexion or extension of a joint. The patellar, biceps and triceps reflexes are examples.
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we proposed that modulation of cervical dural tension may include factors other than a myotatic reflex.
2, 7, 10, 13, 19, 34, 28, 34) Besides the reflexive myotatic response of the suboccipital muscles, the presence of neuronal fibers in these tissues, may suggest functions other than the passive anchoring of these muscles to the posterolateral dura mater.
They also had a steeper decline in myotatic reflex activity, particularly at rest.
The simple reflex responses are the masseteric myotatic reflex (or jaw-jerk) and the silent period.
The masseteric myotatic reflex in older people At rest n Mean [+ or -] SD Min Max Occurrence (%) Men 14 58.
Although direct comparisons cannot be made with previous cross-sectional studies in young, middle-aged and younger old people [9, 10], it seems that the myotatic stretch reflex at rest shows a continuous decline from the 20s to the 90s, but is never completely abolished, while the silent period after middle age remains unchanged.
In all our subjects aged 70 years and over, the myotatic reflex was recorded at least once.
The three main neurological responses pertain to the myotatic stretch reflex, the golgi tendon organ reflex, and reciprocal innervation or inhibition.
The myotatic reflex occurs in every muscle when it is being stretched.
Nevertheless, EMS has some important disadvantages, such as Golgi tendon organ and myotatic reflex inhibition, which can lead to an increased injury risk (Jubeau et al, 2006; Requena et al.
Most of the laws governing flexibility improvement or maintenance have to do with avoiding the Myotatic Reflex which states, a muscle that is stretched tries to contract in equal and opposite force and direction.
Stretch-shortening cycle fatigue has been attributed to changes in the myotatic stretch reflex because of observation of declining knee eccentric forces and muscle stiffness combined with decreased reflex sensitivity, but other factors are also active and complicate the interpretation of stretch-shortening cycle fatigue (Nicol et al.