The Peripheral Nervous System. Chapter 14. Introduction. The CNS would be useless without a means of sensing our own internal as well as the external environments In addition, we need a means by which we can effect our external environment
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Virtually all proprioceptors are encapsulated dendritic endings that monitor stretch in the locomotor organs
Golgi tendon organs
Joint kinesthetic receptorsProprioceptors
Deep tendon reflexes cause muscle relaxation and lengthening in response to the muscle’s contraction
This effect is opposite of those elicited by stretch reflexesThe Deep Tendon Reflex