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gamma efferent fiber
Any of the motor nerve fibers that transmit impulses from the central nervous system to the intrafusal fibers (the striated fibers within a muscle spindle or a stretch receptor) of the muscle spindle.

The gamma efferent fibers are responsible for deep tendon reflexes, spasticity (increased tone of a muscle), and rigidity, but not for the degree of contractile response. They function in regulating the sensitivity of the spindle and the total tension of the muscle.

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