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Muscles and Functions

agonist a muscle that causes motion
antagonist a muscle that can move the joint opposite to the movement produced by the agonist
target the primary muscle intended for exercise
synergist a muscle that assists another muscle to accomplish a movement
stabilizer a muscle that contracts with no significant movement to maintain a posture or fixate a joint
concentric the contraction of a muscle resulting in its shortening
eccentric the contraction of a muscle during its lengthening
dynamic the contractions of a muscle resulting in movement
isometric the contraction of a muscle without significant movement
inferior away from vertex of head
Created by: LeonardBates