Doncouse_Jeremy_Week10

Doncouse_Jeremy_Week10 - Running head: Chapter 10 1 Week 10...

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Running head: Chapter 10 1 Week 10 Written Assignment: Chapter 10 Jeremy Doncouse Mountain State University
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Running head: Chapter 10 2 Chapter 10: The Muscular System 1. Describe the function of prime movers, antagonists, synergists, and fixators. A muscle that has the major responsibility for producing a specific movement is a prime mover. Muscles that oppose a particular movement are called antagonists. Additional muscles that are required to help movement are known as synergists because they help prime movers by adding a little extra force to the same movement or they reduce undesirable or unnecessary movement that might occur as the prime mover contracts. Synergists which immobilize a bone or a muscle’s origin so that the prime mover has a stable base on which to act are called fixators. 2. List the criteria used in naming muscles. Provide an example to illustrate the use of each criterion. There are seven criteria used in naming muscles. First, location of the muscle
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