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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
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Textbook Problem

What are antagonistic muscle pairs?

Summary Introduction

To explain:

Antagonistic muscle pairs.

Introduction:

There are three types of muscles in the body, which are a skeletal muscle, smooth muscle, and cardiac muscle. Skeletal muscles are voluntary muscles, which are joined by tendons to the bones. Most of the skeletal muscles act in antagonistic pairs.

Explanation

Antagonistic muscle causes the contraction and relaxation of muscles. They occur in pairs and are arranged so that bones can be extended, flexed or rotated in opposite directions around a joint. Most of the skeletal muscles in the human body are antagonistic pairs...

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