antagonistic muscle


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(physiology) a muscle that opposes the action of another

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Potential spread to antagonistic muscle can be ignored (GS).
If the forced duction test was negative, APRMT + partial horizontal rectus recession-resection was performed and, if vertical strabismus and/or horizontal strabismus was still present after APRMT + partial horizontal rectus recession-resection, antagonistic muscle weakening surgery and/or conventional recession-resection of the horizontal and vertical muscles of the contralateral eye was performed 2 months later.
The relationship between fatigue and antagonistic muscle group strength during prolonged activities suggests that it may play a vital role in neuromuscular control of the knee.
The idea is to balance antagonistic muscles (those that do opposite function across a joint), for example, abduction and adduction.
It is noteworthy that fatigue-induced loss in paraspinal muscle stiffness would not influence antagonistic muscle recruitment or spinal load computed from the equilibrium condition alone.
There is no obvious antagonistic muscle set and it is assumed that when the main longitudinal muscle relaxes, elasticity of the cuticle returns it to its former position.
To this end, the present study aimed to examine changes of EEG-EEG phase synchronization index induced by antagonistic muscle prefatigue and thus to explore the effects of antagonist fatigue on cortico-cortical coupling and central modulation.
Goto described a resection of the antagonistic muscle of each eye, while Kestenbaum advocated surgery on all four horizontal rectus muscles.
The method proposed in previous research does not consider the coordinated motion of an antagonistic muscle. However, when doing an exercise, an antagonistic muscle works to increase the stiffness of each joint, such as a shoulder or an elbow.
Our bodies are equipped with many sets of antagonistic muscle groups.
With this type of long-term training, skilled motor programs for these activities would be developed that tend to reduce antagonistic muscle activity.
It has been noted that fighter pilots who do not have neck pain possess greater efficiency of neck extensor muscles (more antagonistic muscle EMG activity) than non-pilot subjects (24) and greater neck extensor muscle strength than pilots with neck pain.
Alternatively, reducing antagonistic muscle forces could allow for reduced agonistic muscle forces.
Nevertheless, the presence of nonnegligible cocontractions in the antagonistic muscle groups - most notably the extensor digitorum and the role played in finger flexion by the interossei and lumbrical muscles (Follows, 1986; Ketchum, Thompson, Pocock, & Wallingford, 1978; Landsmeer & Long, 1965; Trombly & Cole, 1979) - is also interfering with force estimation.
Additionally, the analysis revealed non-significant, medium-sized main effects of condition for antagonistic muscles (i.e, TA) (p = 0.332; d = 0.6).