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Stretch receptor

Definition

noun

A fusiform mechanoreceptor (specifically a stretch receptor) within the skeletal muscle, composed of a bundle of striated muscle fibers innervated by sensory neurons within a connective tissue sheath. The structure is sensitive to stretch or change in the length of the muscle and is involved in the reflex stretch or automatic regulation of skeletal muscle length.


Supplement

It is responsible for the myotatic reflex or stretch reflex.


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... responding to my words only. I don't mind defending it, but n o need to stretch things to what they were not. The contradictory is, that we can perceive ... in reference to your avoidance of discussing how it is that having a receptor equals perception, to you. You're inventing things. I said You've ...

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by Crucible
Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:21 pm
 
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The Fiber Disease

... In a process known as autostimulation, the IL-2 then binds to a receptor on the T-helper and causes it to produce more IL-2. Its main duty ... where they pick-up (lungs) and release (tissue) oxygen, these discs stretch out into the shape of an oval or umbrella. This aids their passage ...

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by 1arrow
Wed May 31, 2006 12:06 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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a problem about cardiac control

... a few questions. :roll: 1. Increased blood pressure is detected by stretch receptor or baroceptor?? 2.will increased CO2 concentration leads to the increased output of ...

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by allanwong46
Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:18 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: a problem about cardiac control
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