Definitions for "Golgi tendon organ"
A specialized sensory structure that provides an indication of the force applied to a tendon by active contraction of a skeletal muscle.
Organs at the junction of muscle and tendon that send inhibitory impulses to the muscle when the muscle's contraction reaches certain levels. The purpose may be to protect against separating the tendon from bone when a contraction is too great. Cf. muscle spindle, proprioceptor.
A group of sensory receptors in the muscle that fire when the tendon is stretched too far and shuts down the muscle.