STRETCH AND TENDON REFLEXES IN WALKING

STRETCH AND TENDON - extending and the other flexing but not both at the same time when the contraction is taking place in the hamstrings this

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STRETCH AND TENDON REFLEXES IN WALKING The extending muscles, the quadriceps, will stretch. As they do so, the neurons in these muscles will be stimulated; in this case, these neurons are sensory neurons. The muscle spindles will perceive this stimulus, send it to the spinal cord, and transfer this stimulus to a motor neuron. The stimulation of this motor neuron will cause the muscle to contract. All this occurs because an activation of the stretch reflex as well as a reciprocal activation of a tendon reflex. This occurs in both legs, one will be
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Unformatted text preview: extending and the other flexing, but not both at the same time. when the contraction is taking place in the hamstrings, this contraction will stretch the wuadriceps tendon. Instead of the muscle spindles, the golgi tendon organs will react to the contraction and send this information to the spinal cord, then an interneuron will receive this stimulus and send it now to a motor neuron. An inhibition from the tendon reflex as well as a reciprocal inhibition from stretch reflex will complete the neurophysiological process for walking....
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course BIO 237 taught by Professor Swan during the Spring '06 term at New Mexico.

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