Exercise 13

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  1. prime mover
    the muscle that are most responsible for producing a particular movement
  2. agonist
    the muscle that contract to cause a movement
  3. antagonist
    the muscle that oppose or reverse a movement
  4. syngerist
    aid the action of agonists either by assisting with the same movement or by reducing undesirable or unnecessary movement
  5. fixator
    aka fixation muscles, are specialized syngergists, immobilize the origin of a prime mover so that all the tension is exerted at the insertion and also help maintain posture
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Exercise 13
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Biology 103A
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