Muscle Thixotropy and Its Effect on Spindle and Reflex Responses to Stretch
A thixotropic substance is characterized by the fact that its stiffness or viscosity is dependent on the past history of movement. The word is commonly used for gels, which become fluid when shaken or stirred and which then gradually regain their original high viscosity after a period of rest. Stirring forces in such solutions tend to disrupt bonds between molecules, which then reform when the stirring forces cease.
KeywordsMuscle Spindle Finger Flexion Finger Flexor Intrafusal Fibre Thixotropic Property
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