Definition of tendon organ in English:

tendon organ

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  • A sensory receptor within a tendon that responds to tension and relays impulses to the central nervous system.
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    • Signals from tendon organs are inhibitory.
    • A degree of tension in the muscles is sensed by the tendon organs.
    • It's not your tendon organs or lactic acid build-up that's holding you back.

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