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Yes, muscle pairs work in opposition to one another. The lengthening of the biceps, for instance, shortens the triceps. That helps move your arm.

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What are muscles called that work in opposition with each other?

Antagonistic muscle pairs. That means to work in opposition to each other.One muscle produces movement in one direction and the other muscle produces movement in the opposite direction. It would seem to be contradictory but a very smooth movement occurs when they work this way.


What is the correct definition of antagonistic?

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What are Two muscles that act in opposition to each other are called?

antagonistic


What is the correct definition of antagonistic pairs?

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How do muscles work in pairs to move?

They work in antagonistic muscle pairs. Which means to work in opposition to each other.One muscle produces movement in one direction and the other muscle produces movement in the opposite direction. This provides smooth movement. One contracts and the other slowly relaxes.


What are muscles that work in opposition to each other called?

they are called antagonistic, usually in pairs.Antagonist muscles. The main muscle is the prime mover, and the antagonist muscle is the muscle that moves in opposition, and as a result of, the movement of the Prime Mover. E.g. Biceps and Triceps Flexing hand TOWARDS body. Bicep=Prime Mover=Contracts to produce movement Tricep=Antagonist Musce=Relaxes to allow movement. This works in opposite for an extension of the arm.


What is the structure that covers an entire skeletal muscle and separates muscles from each other?

The epimysium.


Joins muscle to muscle or muscle to bone?

Tendons join muscle to bone, and muscles sometimes attach to each other. They are called functional muscle groups, or synergists.


How do muscles work with bones to create movement?

Well first of all the bones are connected to muscles with tendons and the muscles move bones by working in pairs. The muscle pairs pull each other to move the bones. One muscle contracts while the other muscle relaxes, to move the bone again the other muscle contracts and the other one relaxes. That's the basic idea I guess...


How many jobs does each type of muscle have?

each muscle has 1 job but there are many muscles in the human body. There are over 600 muscles in the human body.


Do muscles have a heart?

Muscle cells do not have hearts. Each muscle cell does have a nucleus, however.


What connects muscles to each other?

Ligaments connect muscles to each other.

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