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The concept that movement usually involves the simultaneous contraction of pairs of antagonistic muscle groups. The contribution that each member of the antagonistic pair makes varies with the type of action. For example, when the external resistance to the agonist is great, the contribution of the antagonist will be minimal. See also reciprocal innervation.

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