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Coactivation: When agonists and antagonists both act together (contract) at a given joint. Coactivation only refers to agonist/antagonist pairings and should not be used to indicate the cooperative action of synergists working at a joint to produce a movement.

Also see Muscle Roles: What is an Agonist, Antagonist, Stabilizer, Fixator or Neutralizer Muscle?

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Last updated 03 Mar 2016 20:46

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