myotactic my·o·tac·tic (mī’ə-tāk’tĭk)
Relating to the muscular sense of touch.
myotasis my·ot·a·sis (mī-ŏt’ə-sĭs) n. Stretching of a muscle. my’o·tat’ic (mī’ə-tāt’ĭk) adj.
- Myotatic contraction
myotatic contraction n. A contraction of a skeletal muscle that occurs as part of a myotatic reflex.
- Myotatic irritability
myotatic irritability n. The ability of a muscle to contract in response to the stimulus produced by a sudden stretching.
- Myotatic reflex
myotatic reflex n. Tonic contraction of the muscles in response to a stretching force, due to stimulation of muscle proprioceptors. Also called stretch reflex.