Definitions for "Stretch reflex"
A protective, involuntary nerve reaction that causes muscles to contract. Bouncing or overstretching can trigger the reflex in which muscles are trying to protect themselves from damage.
reflex contraction of a muscle when an attached tendon is pulled; important in maintaining erect posture
(also known as Myotatic Reflex and Deep Tendon Reflex)An involuntary contraction of a muscle in response to increased tension.