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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Lastly, the results confirm that the increase in force required in the antigravity muscles acting to extend the knee had no effect on SV or a-v[O.sub.2] diff.
With gravity compensation, the amplitude of the sEMG decreased especially in the antigravity muscles. In six subjects, amplitude of the sEMG decreased in the descending part of the trapezius (range 17.5%60.6%) and increased in three subjects (4.1%, 6.5%, and 59.7%).