"Muscle Spindles" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Skeletal muscle structures that function as the mechanoreceptors responsible for the stretch or myotactic reflex (REFLEX, STRETCH). They are composed of a bundle of encapsulated SKELETAL MUSCLE FIBERS, i.e., the intrafusal fibers (nuclear bag1 fibers, nuclear bag2 fibers, and nuclear chain fibers) innervated by sensory neurons.
- Muscle Spindles
- Muscle Spindle
- Spindle, Muscle
- Spindles, Muscle
- Neuromuscular Spindles
- Neuromuscular Spindle
- Spindle, Neuromuscular
- Spindles, Neuromuscular
- Stretch Receptors, Muscle
- Muscle Stretch Receptors
- Muscle Stretch Receptor
- Receptor, Muscle Stretch
- Receptors, Muscle Stretch
- Stretch Receptor, Muscle
- Receptors, Stretch, Muscle
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