cocontraction

cocontraction

[kō′kəntrak′shən]
the simultaneous contraction of agonist and antagonist muscles around a joint.

co·con·trac·tion

(kō'kŏn-trak'shŭn)
Simultaneous contraction of both the agonist and the antagonist around a joint to hold a stable position.

cocontraction

(kō″kŏn-trăk′shŭn)
A condition in which muscles around a joint or the spinal column contract simultaneously to provide stability.
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Liao Y, Schearer EM, Perreault EJ, Tresch MC, Lynch KM (2014) Multy-muscle FES control of the human arm for interaction tasks - Stabilizing with muscle cocontraction and postural adjustment: a simulation study.
Surgical Management of severe cocontraction, globe retraction, and pseudo-ptosis in Duane Syndrome.
Cocontraction was set as the switching strategy between grips, with lateral set as default at device switch-on.
Evidence for a role of antagonistic cocontraction in controlling trunk stiffness during lifting.
This is a response called protective cocontraction or muscle splinting, and is a very important reflex.
Rhythmic stabilization is most commonly performed in a closed-chain position to further enhance muscular cocontraction and joint stability.
Task-specific depression of the soleus H-reflex after cocontraction training of antagonistic ankle muscles.
III Pallidal ablation: normal reaction time, muscle cocontraction, and slow movement.
Aging-induced shifts from a reliance on sensory input to muscle cocontraction during balanced standing.