pertaining to or affecting two different joints; called also biarticular and diarticular.
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Relating to two joints.
Synonym(s): biarticular, diarticular
[G. di-, two, + arthron, joint]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


Relating to two joints.
Synonym(s): biarticular, diarticular.
[G. di-, two, + arthron, joint]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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O grupo dos isquiotibiais e frequentemente acometido de estiramentos devido a sua anatomia biarticular e uma associacao de uma baixa forca excentrica e hipoflexibilidade em movimentos como chutes, sprints e mudancas de direcao (Kujala e colaboradores, 1997).
Few studies have examined the association between HSI and hip ROM in muscles other than biarticular muscles.
The extent of the femoral rectum should be at the expense of the hip, without forcing the knee flexion, to involve the biarticular component.
Therefore, it is possible that dancers experience tightness in biarticular muscles like hamstrings and gastrocnemius, resulting in knee pain.
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One pair consists of biarticulate muscles (from shoulder to forearm), while the other two, respectively, actuate the shoulder or elbow joint (monoarticular shoulder flexors, monoarticular shoulder extensors, monoarticular elbow flexors, monoarticular elbow extensors, biarticular flexors, and biarticular extensors).
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Previous research has indicated that the CNS uses kinesthetic information from the biarticular muscles during multijoint movements; however, the biarticular muscles generally provide more ambiguous information about limb position and movement than that of the monoarticular muscles [26].
At the beginning a pathological process takes place at the level of articular cartilage and the further development of degenerative changes induces reactive changes on articulated bone ends, which are usually mono or biarticular, having larger significance if they occur in lower extremities.
Function of a large biarticular hip and knee extensor during walking and running in guinea fowl (Numida meleagris).
The muscles most commonly injured in sport are the hamstrings, rectus femoris and medial head of the gastrocnemius, all primarily biarticular muscles with high proportion of fast-twitch fibers and complex architecture (2).