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After discharge

Any somatosensory stimulation has a continuation of the stimulus after the cessation of the stimulus


Temporal summation

Repeated stimuli occurring within a short amount of time combine to cause excitations


Spatial summation

Weak stimuli applied to different areas of the body simultaneously reinforces the facilitatory effect to cause excitation



Overflow from stronger muscle groups to weaker muscle groups increases the strength of the response


Successive induction

Contraction of an agonist muscle causes reciprocal inhibition of the antagonist. Once the agonist relaxes, the inhibition ceases and there is increased excitation of the antagonist (now the agonist).


Reciprocal innervation

Contraction of muscles leads to simultaneous relaxation of their antagonists


Autogenic inhibition

By isometrically contracting a muscle, a reflex reaction occurs in the same muscle that the Golgi tendon organ is stimulated and the resistance to stretch is lowered, therefore increasing ROM