myotasis my·ot·a·sis (mī-ŏt’ə-sĭs)
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.
myotenositis my·o·ten·o·si·tis (mī’ō-těn’ə-sī’tĭs) n. Inflammation of a muscle and its tendon.