passive insufficiency


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passive insufficiency

A restriction in the range of motion of multijoint muscles such as the extrinsic finger flexors and extensors, the hamstrings, and the quadriceps caused by inadequate extensibility of antagonist muscles, muscle groups or fascia. This limitation is a normal property of multijoint muscles and helps optimize the relation between muscle length and tension.
See: Passive Insufficiency
See also: insufficiency
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