Overview

shunt muscle


'shunt muscle' can also refer to...

 

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Sports and Exercise Medicine

GO

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

A skeletal muscle with its proximal attachments near the joint or joints at which it acts, and its distal attachments at some distance from the joints, so that the greater part of its force is directed along the bones, tending to pull joint surfaces together. This makes shunt muscles good stabilizers. Compare spurt muscles.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.