Lab Test 2 - * Fixators: are specialized synergists, that...

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Agonist and Antagonist: Agonist (Prime Mover) : primarily responsible for producing a particular movement Antagonist: appose or reverse a movement *when prime mover is active, antagonist is in relaxed state. Antagonist regulates action of prime mover by resisting Synergist: aid the action of antagonist by resisting undesirable or unnecessary movement
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Unformatted text preview: * Fixators: are specialized synergists, that immobilize the origin of a prime mover so that all tension is exerted at the insertion Muscles can be named for:-direction-size-location-number of origins-location of origins and insertions-shape-action...
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This note was uploaded on 07/12/2011 for the course NURSING 000 taught by Professor Clark during the Spring '11 term at Alabama.

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