myotatic irritability

n.

The ability of a muscle to contract in response to the stimulus produced by a sudden stretching.

Nearby words

  1. myosotis,
  2. myospasm,
  3. myotactic,
  4. myotasis,
  5. myotatic contraction,
  6. myotatic reflex,
  7. myotenositis,
  8. myotenotomy,
  9. myotic,
  10. myotome


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