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Noun: myotactic reflex
  1. Reflex contraction of a muscle when an attached tendon is pulled; important in maintaining erect posture
    - stretch reflex

Derived forms: myotactic reflexes

Type of: inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, unconditioned reflex

Encyclopedia: Myotactic reflex