Golgi tendon organ

Golgi tendon organ
Golgi tendon organ n a spindle-shaped sensory end organ within a tendon that provides information about muscle tension called also neurotendinous spindle

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an encapsulated nerve ending found in tendons of mammalian muscles and acting as a mechanoreceptor; arranged in series with the muscle, it is sensitive to mechanical distortion induced by either passive stretch of the tendon or isometric contraction of the muscle and thus signals muscle tension, being the receptor responsible for the lengthening reaction, or clasp-knife reflex. Called also Golgi corpuscle, tendon o. or spindle, and neurotendinous o. or spindle.

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