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.
[mahy-ot-ik] /maɪˈɒt ɪk/ adjective, noun 1. . [mahy-ot-ik] /maɪˈɒt ɪk/ adjective 1. pertaining to or producing . noun 2. a miotic drug. miotic mi·ot·ic (mī-ŏt’ĭk) n. A substance that causes constriction of the pupil of the eye. adj. Characterized by, involving, or causing miosis.