Muscle Receptors, Mammalian
Most mammalian muscles abound with sensory receptors that subserve a variety of mechanoreceptive, thermoreceptive, ergoreceptive, and nociceptive functions. However, only two receptor types, the spindle (named for its appearance) and the Golgi tendon organ (named after its discoverer), have transducing properties appropriate for a prominent role in the moment-to-moment control of muscle force and length. Their properties are emphasized here.
KeywordsMuscle Force Muscle Spindle Trigger Zone Mammalian Muscle Muscle Receptor
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