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., Pam M.S., "ANTAGONISTIC MUSCLES," in, April 7, 2013, (accessed September 20, 2021).