Golgi tendon organ


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Golgi tendon organ

[′gȯl·jē ′ten·dən ‚ȯr·gən]
(physiology)
Any of the kinesthetic receptors situated near the junction of muscle fibers and a tendon which act as muscle-tension recorders.
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This technique utilizes the golgi tendon organ, which relaxes a muscle after a sustained contraction has been applied to it for longer than 6 seconds (http://en.
The purpose of this article is to review the anatomy of the Golgi tendon organ (GTO), one of many types of sensory receptors in muscles, tendons, and joints.
The autogenic inhibition refers to a reduced contractile excitability of the stretched muscle, partially ascribed to an inhibition caused by Golgi tendon organs (CHALMERS, 2004).
Muscle fatigue with an aberrant spinal cord reflex preventing activation of golgi tendon organs in the muscle also leads to hyper-stimulation without down regulation.
GTOs, otherwise known as Golgi tendon organs, are not located in joints.
When a muscle in a stretched position is held and then contracted, proprioceptors (sensory end organs in muscles, tendons, and joints) called golgi tendon organs (GTOs) are stimulated.
Traditionally, these receptors are classified as muscle spindles (Ia and II fibers), Golgi tendon organs (GTOs) and joint afferents (GTOs, Ruffini endings, Pacinian corpuscles, and free nerve endings).