Unformatted text preview: suppress * reflexes are stereotyped- they occur in essentially the same way every time. Somatic Reflexes Somatic reflex employ a reflex arc * somatic receptors in the skin, muscle or a tendon * afferent nerve fibers-carry information from receptors into the dorsal horn of the cord * interneurons- integrate information (lacking in some reflexes) * efferent nerve fibers-carry motor impulses to the skeletal muscle * skeletal muscle-the somatic effectors that carry out the response Muscle Spindle * are stretch receptors in the muscle * a type of proprioceptor- sense organs that monitor the position and movements of body parts * more abundant in muscles that require fine control...
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- Fall '10
- Anatomy, 50%, afferent nerve, somatic reflexes