lengthening reaction


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lengthening reaction

[′leŋk·thə‚niŋ rē‚ak·shən]
(physiology)
Sudden inhibition of the stretch reflex when extensor muscles are subjected to an excessive degree of stretching by forceful flexion of a limb.
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