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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Golgi Tendon Organs that detect tension applied to the muscle tendon during muscle contraction/stretch.
It is possible that the increased intensity caused increased tension and consequent muscle-tendon autogenic inhibition due to the action of the Golgi tendon organs (6).
Strength training: Re-examination of the possible role of golgi tendon organ and muscle spindle reflexes in proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation muscle stretching.
The possible reduced strength after stretching at different insistence times can be partially explained by an autogenic inhibition generated by the stretching owed the activation of Golgi tendon organs (CHALMERS, 2004) which may cause a decrease in the excitability of [alpha]-motoneurons (FOWLES et al.
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.
Golgi tendon organs are embedded to safeguard against the tearing of the tendon from the bone.
Assuming an effect of PNF a lower value was observed after stretching, which would indicate lower motor units recruited and/or their firing rate was inhibited by its own Golgi tendon organs and by the muscle spindles of its stretched antagonist (20).
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).
Golgi tendon organs detect the degree of tension produced in the muscle.
Nitatori T: The fine structure of human Golgi tendon organs as studied by three-dimensional reconstruction.