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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Throughout our journey, at every stopping-place, Apollyon had exercised his ingenuity in screwing the most abominable sounds out of the whistle of the steam-engine; but in this closing effort he outdid himself and created an infernal uproar, which, besides disturbing the peaceful inhabitants of Beulah, must have sent its discord even through the celestial gates.
They were the same whom Apollyon and ourselves had persecuted with taunts, and gibes, and scalding steam, at the commencement of our journey--the same whose unworldly aspect and impressive words had stirred my conscience amid the wild revellers of Vanity Fair.
And with that Apollyon spread forth his dragon's wings and sped him away, and Christian saw him no more.
This deconditioning of the spinal antigravity muscles contributes to an increased injury risk to astronauts when they return to Earth's gravity, where many must undergo a period of intense rehabilitation.
It is part of the upper motor neuron syndrome of muscle weakness and is worst in antigravity muscles.
2000), and the antigravity muscles located in the lower extremity have a greater influence of decreased mechanical loading conditions such as bed rest, limb immobilization, and space flight (Kanehisa, 2005).
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.