Type II sensory fiber ( group Aß) are the second of the two main groups of stretch receptors. They are non-adapting, meaning that they keep responding even when the muscle has stopped changing its length.
Their firing rate is directly related to the muscle's instantaneous length, or position. This information would indicate the position of one's leg once it has stopped moving.
Type II fibers connect to
nuclear chain fibers, but not to nuclear bag fibers. These connections are also called "flower spray endings".
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Histology: nervous tissue
Neurons ( gray matter)
soma, axon ( axon hillock, axoplasm, axolemma, neurofibril/neurofilament), dendrite ( Nissl body, dendritic spine, apical dendrite, basal dendrite) types ( bipolar, pseudounipolar, multipolar, pyramidal, Purkinje, granule)
Afferent nerve/ Sensory nerve/ Sensory neuron
GSA, GVA, SSA, SVA, fibers ( Ia, Ib or Golgi, II or Aβ, III or Aδ or fast pain, IV or C or slow pain)
Efferent nerve/ Motor nerve/ Motor neuron
GSE, GVE, SVE, Upper motor neuron, Lower motor neuron ( α motorneuron, γ motorneuron)
neuropil, synaptic vesicle, neuromuscular junction, electrical synapse - Interneuron ( Renshaw)
Free nerve ending, Meissner's corpuscle, Merkel nerve ending, Muscle spindle, Pacinian corpuscle, Ruffini ending, Olfactory receptor neuron, Photoreceptor cell, Hair cell, Taste bud
astrocyte, oligodendrocyte, ependymal cells, microglia, radial glia
Myelination ( white matter)
Schwann cell, oligodendrocyte, nodes of Ranvier, internode, Schmidt-Lanterman incisures, neurolemma
Related connective tissues
epineurium, perineurium, endoneurium, nerve fascicle, meninges
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