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acting or happening without apparent forethought, prompting, or planning

imitative reproduction, as of the style of another

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This electromyographic assessment of H reflexes and direct motor M responses in animals confirms data previously reported in man on the effect of lidocaine on peripheral nerves to block the myotatic reflex arc, which is exacerbated in spastic subjects.
Functionally, this loop provides a classic myotatic reflex: it damps small displacements of the joint by externally imposed force, and it may also damp SR reflex loops.
They also had a steeper decline in myotatic reflex activity, particularly at rest.
The myotatic reflex occurs in every muscle when it is being stretched.
Most of the laws governing flexibility improvement or maintenance have to do with avoiding the Myotatic Reflex which states, a muscle that is stretched tries to contract in equal and opposite force and direction.