This animation presents the nerve circuits involved in a medullar myotatic reflex: the patellar reflex
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- To clarify the different structures involved in the myotatic reflex.
- To understand the progress of the nerve message through the different structures involved in the reflex reaction.
- To distinguish between sensory and motor pathways.
- To clarify the idea of the reflex arc.
A reflex is an involuntary reaction to a stimulus. A myotatic reflex is a medullar reflex observed after mechanical stimulation of the sub-patellar tendon.
Mechanical stimulation of the…
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