direct antagonist

direct antagonist

Etymology: L, diregere, to direct; Gk, antagonisma, struggle
one of a pair or a group of muscles that pull in opposite directions, whose combined action prevents the part from moving.
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Sherrington's laws applies not only to the eye but also to other muscle pairings throughout the body, and states that any innervation to a muscle to contract will be accompanied by an equal inhibitory input to the direct antagonist to relax.
According to Sherrington's law, which of the following correctly identifies the direct antagonist to the right inferior oblique muscle?
Nautilus Biotech and Creabilis Therapeutics entered into collaboration in September 2004 with the aim to develop a drugable variant of native HMBG1 Box A with improved PK/PD characteristics to be used as a direct antagonist of HMGB1 to treat related pathologies including hepatitis B, rheumatoid arthritis, SLE, melanoma, sepsis and MS and/or as inhibitor of RAGE to treat diabetes complications and inflammatory diseases.

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