Muscle spindle

 

End organ found in muscle  which is highly sensitive to muscle stretch. It structure includes striated muscle which are richly innervated and all enclosed in a sheath of connective tissue. They are fusiform in shape and found in abundance in skeletal muscles and each consist of 2-10 striated muscle fibers. These fibers are called intrafusal fibers innervated by γ fibers.

 


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