RECIPROCAL INNERVATION

A principle in motor neuron activity maintaining that when one set of muscles receives a signal for reflexive response, the antagonistic muscle set receives a signal simultaneously that inhibits its reaction.

RECIPROCAL INNERVATION: "Reciprocal innervation stops one set of muscles to act in counter to another."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "RECIPROCAL INNERVATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/reciprocal-innervation/ (accessed September 21, 2019).
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