Studies of the human stretch reflex

H. Schaumburg, R. Herman

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Measurements of the response to stretch in the triceps surae muscle of 12 normal human subjects are described. Three types of response were observed. One response indicated rheologic factors to be virtually the only determinants of tension, another response indicated rheologic factors predominant at slow speeds with reflex activity at high velocities, and the remaining response indicated a large reflex response at all velocities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-192
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Neurological Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1968

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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