GOLGI TENDON ORGAN

Receptor in muscle tendons sending impulses to central nervous system when muscles contract. When tension becomes high enough to cause damage, they send inhibitory messages to the motor neurons of the attached muscle.

GOLGI TENDON ORGAN: "The Golgi tendon organ protects tendons and muscles from damage."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GOLGI TENDON ORGAN," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/golgi-tendon-organ/ (accessed July 10, 2020).
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