antigravity muscles


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an·ti·grav·i·ty mus·cles

the muscles that maintain the posture characteristic of a given animal species. In most mammals and especially in bipeds, they are the extensor muscles.
Synonym(s): postural muscles

antigravity muscles

Muscles that pull against gravity to maintain normal posture.
Synonym: postural muscles
See also: muscle
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The results confirmed our presumption based on previous studies with nondisabled elderly [10] and stroke patients [11,13,15] that also showed a decreased sEMG in antigravity muscles and unaffected timing.
A physical therapy program helps prevent deformity by strengthening antigravity muscles and promotes postural retraining.
Many of these experiments probed adaptations of the so-called antigravity muscles, which support the body and maintain posture in Earth's gravity.