Reflex, Stretch

Known as: Stretch Reflex, myotatic reflex 
Reflex contraction of a muscle in response to stretching, which stimulates muscle proprioceptors.
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2008
Highly Cited
2008
The human motor system regulates arm mechanics to produce stable postures during interactions with different physical… (More)
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Review
2000
Review
2000
Stretch-shortening cycle (SSC) in human skeletal muscle gives unique possibilities to study normal and fatigued muscle function… (More)
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
Experiments were carried out to test the effect of prolonged and repeated passive stretching (RPS) of the triceps surae muscle on… (More)
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
The mechanisms related to the acute and delayed secondary impairment of the stretch reflex function were investigated after long… (More)
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Highly Cited
1996
Highly Cited
1996
1. The modulation of the short-latency stretch reflex during walking at different walking speeds was investigated and compared… (More)
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Review
1991
Review
1991
The spinal stretch reflex, exemplified by the tendon jerk, appears to be less important in humans than a delayed 'long-latency… (More)
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Highly Cited
1988
Highly Cited
1988
1. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the mechanical response to stretch in normal human ankle dorsiflexors at different… (More)
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Highly Cited
1988
Highly Cited
1988
The relative contributions of variations in stretch reflex threshold and total joint stiffness to changes in stretch-evoked… (More)
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Highly Cited
1976
Highly Cited
1976
We studied stretch reflexes of soleus muscles of intercollicularly decerebrated cats using a new technique for estimating the… (More)
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Highly Cited
1976
Highly Cited
1976
1. The stretch reflex in the elbow flexor musculature was studied in 23 human subjects. The subjects were required to establish… (More)
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