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Muscle Spindles

"Muscle Spindles" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Muscle Spindles" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Muscle Spindles" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 8 publications over 7 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2005
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