neuromuscular spindle


A spindle-shaped end organ in skeletal muscle in which afferent nerve fibers terminate and which is sensitive to passive stretching of the muscle enclosing it.

Nearby words

  1. neuromere,
  2. neuromodulator,
  3. neuromotor,
  4. neuromuscular,
  5. neuromuscular blocking agent,
  6. neuromuscular system,
  7. neuromyasthenia,
  8. neuromyelitis,
  9. neuromyelitis optica,
  10. neuromyopathy

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