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Type II sensory fiber 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. Stretch receptor are mechanoreceptors responsive to distenstion. ...

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 I fibers connect to nuclear chain fibers, but not to nuclear bag fibers. These connections are also called "flower spray endings". Brief Outline: There are 3-9 nuclear chain fibres per muscle spindle that are half the size of the nuclear bag fibres. ... Brief Outline: 1-3 nuclear bag fibres lie in the centre of each intrafusal muscle fibre of a muscle spindle. ...

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