ANTAGONISTIC MUSCLES

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pairs or groups of muscles that work to oppose each other - thus allowing flexible movement. For example, the biceps and triceps work in an opposing fashion to allow flexing and straightening of the arm.

ANTAGONISTIC MUSCLES: "An individual's antagonist muscles allowed him or her to flex and straighten his or her arm."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "ANTAGONISTIC MUSCLES," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/antagonistic-muscles/ (accessed August 10, 2022).

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