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Patellar reflex HTML5


This animation presents the nerve circuits involved in a medullar myotatic reflex: the patellar reflex

Learning goals

  • 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.

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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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