MONOSYNAPTIC STRETCH REFLEX

involves only a sensory and motor neuron and the synapse which connects them in the spinal cord and results in the immediate and sudden contraction of muscle after stretching a tendon.

MONOSYNAPTIC STRETCH REFLEX: "During stretching, monosynaptic stretch reflexes communicates the stretch sensation to the nervous system."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MONOSYNAPTIC STRETCH REFLEX," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/monosynaptic-stretch-reflex/ (accessed November 23, 2020).
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