muscle spindle
noun Date: 1894 a sensory end organ in a muscle that is sensitive to stretch in the muscle, consists of small striated muscle fibers richly supplied with nerve fibers, and is enclosed in a connective tissue sheath — called also stretch receptor

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  • Muscle spindle — Latin fusus neuromuscularis Code TH H3.11.06.0.00018 Muscle spindles are sensory receptors within the belly of a muscle, which primarily detect changes in the length of this muscle. They convey length information to the central nervous system via …   Wikipedia

  • muscle spindle — n a sensory end organ in a muscle that is sensitive to stretch in the muscle, consists of small striated muscle fibers richly supplied with nerve fibers, and is enclosed in a connective tissue sheath called also stretch receptor * * * a… …   Medical dictionary

  • muscle spindle — noun : a proprioceptive sensory end organ in a muscle consisting of small striated muscle fibers richly supplied with nerve endings and enclosed in a connective tissue sheath * * * Cell Biol. a proprioceptor in skeletal muscle, composed of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • muscle spindle — A specialized muscle fibre found in tetrapod vertebrates. A bundle of muscle fibres is innervated by sensory neurons. Stretching the muscle causes the neurons to fire; the muscle spindle thus functions as a stretch receptor …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • muscle spindle — Cell Biol. a proprioceptor in skeletal muscle, composed of striated muscle fibers and sensory nerve endings in a connective tissue sheath, that conveys information via the spinal nerves on the state of muscle stretch, important in the reflex… …   Universalium

  • muscle spindle — mus′cle spin dle n. cbl a proprioceptor in skeletal muscle, composed of muscle fibers and nerve endings, that conveys information on the state of muscle stretch Also called stretch receptor • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • muscle spindle — a specialized receptor, sensitive to stretch, that is embedded between and parallel to the fibres of striated muscles. These receptors are important for coordinated muscular movement. See also: stretch receptor …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Веретено Нервномышечное (Muscle Spindle) — специальный чувствительный к натяжению рецептор, который расположен в брюшке поперечнополосатых мышц параллельно волокнам. Эти рецепторы играют важную роль в координации мышечных движений. См. также Рецептор растяжения. Источник: Медицинский… …   Медицинские термины

  • Spindle — may refer to:In technology*See also: Axle *A spindle is part of an automobile suspension system. It carries the hub for the wheel and attaches to the upper and lower control arms. *A spindle is part of a bicycle pedal. It carries the pedal body,… …   Wikipedia

  • Muscle fascicle — Structure of a skeletal muscle. (Fascicle labeled at bottom right.) Latin fasiculus muscularis Gray s …   Wikipedia

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