synergistic muscles


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syn·er·gis·tic mus·cles

muscles having a similar and mutually helpful function or action.
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syn·er·gis·tic mus·cles

(sin'ĕr-jist'ik mŭs'ĕlz)
Muscles having a similar and mutually helpful function or action.
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synergistic muscles

Muscles aiding one another in function.
See also: muscle
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(8) Fascicular fasciae allow forces to be transferred from within muscle to synergistic muscles, and also, via the extramuscular pathway, through the linking fascia, to antagonistic muscles.
Spasticity results in involuntary contractions of synergistic muscles in the extremities, which are clinically manifested as flexor or extensor spasms (Mayer & Esquenazi, 2003; Meythaler, 2001).
It is possible that the more synergistic muscles have a stabilizing effect on the developmental process and the rate and level at which they act merit additional study.