reciprocal innervation


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re·cip·ro·cal in·ner·va·tion

contraction in a muscle is accompanied by a loss of tone or by relaxation in the antagonistic muscle.
Synonym(s): reciprocal inhibition (1)
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reciprocal innervation

Innervation of muscles, as around a joint, in which contraction of one set of muscles leads to the relaxation of opposing muscles.
See also: innervation
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reciprocal innervation

The reduction in nerve impulses to the antagonists of muscles that are contracting to cause movement.
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Contributing factors and brain sites responsible for bradykinesia in Parkinson's disease Contributing factors for bradykinesia Sites of lesion Muscular rigidity Basal ganglia Easy fatigability Disturbance in reciprocal innervation Muscular weakness Inattention, apathy Difficulty in formation and shift of Frontal cortex Deficit in temporal structuring concepts Disturbance in visuospacial cognition Parieto-occipital cortex (From Yanagisawa, 2006 (61))

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