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triceps

 [tri´seps]
a muscle having three heads; see anatomic Table of Muscles in the Appendices.

tri·ceps

, pl.

triceps

,

tricepses

(trī'seps), The correct singular form is triceps; there is no such word as tricep.
Three-headed; denoting especially two muscles: triceps brachii and triceps surae. See: muscle.
[L. fr. tri-, three, + caput, head]

triceps

/tri·ceps/ (tri´seps) three-headed, as a triceps muscle.

triceps

(trī′sĕps′)
n. pl. triceps
A large three-headed muscle running along the back of the upper arm and serving to extend the forearm.

tri·ceps

, pl. triceps, tricepses (trī'seps, -ĕz)
Three-headed; denoting especially two muscles: triceps brachii and triceps surae.
See also: muscle
[L. fr. tri-, three, + caput, head]

tri·ceps

, pl. triceps, tricepses (trī'seps, -ĕz)
Three-headed; denoting especially two muscles.
[L. fr. tri-, three, + caput, head]

triceps

a muscle having three heads; the triceps muscle of the forearm extends the forearm.

triceps reflex
contraction of the belly of the triceps muscle and slight extension of the forelimb when the tendon of the muscle is tapped directly, with the forelimb flexed and fully supported and relaxed.

Patient discussion about triceps

Q. What is a fast and effective way to get bigger biceps and triceps? I am one of the regular goers to gym for the past 6 months and I am very fond of disposing my biceps and triceps. What is a fast and effective way to get bigger biceps and triceps?

A. I would not do any curls at all. Instead focus on multi joint, compound movements. Try back workouts, pull ups, chin ups, etc.

These will work your biceps. Make sure to go as heavy as possible without hurting yourself, and consume protein. The rest and drink alot of water. Sleep adequately.

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Total RNA was extracted from longissimus dorsi and triceps muscles by using TRIzol reagent according to the manufacturer's protocol (Invitrogen, Carlsbad, CA, USA).
2]max and anthropometric indicators (BMI, WC, WHtR, triceps skinfold, subscapular skinfold, suprailiac skinfold and CI)according to sex.
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Face aos resultados dessa pesquisa, concluiu-se que a tecnica de diminuir o afastamento das maos com antebraco em posicao pronada durante a realizacao do supino utilizada pela maioria do publico praticante de musculacao esta correta, pois ela pode causar maior ativacao do triceps braquial em comparacao ao peitoral maior.
For proper comparisons, the RMS value (Root Mean Square) obtained for each muscle (pectoralis major, anterior deltoid, biceps brachii, and triceps brachii) was normalized to the peak values obtained relative to all exercise modes.
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Triceps skinfold is the main reference for total body fat reserves and the marker is sensitive to changes in the nutritional status of both children and adolescents.
The triceps muscle is composed of three heads and is the largest muscle of the forelimb which works as extensor of the elbow and flexes the shoulder joint.
Energy is stored in the triceps tendon, which is used to power elbow extension 6 in essence, elbow extension happens using 'recycled' energy," Konow said in a statement.
According to Dr Nicolai Konow (Brown University, USA), who led the research, "Energy is stored in the triceps tendon, which is used to power elbow extension - in essence, elbow extension happens using 'recycled' energy.