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Antagonists oppose or reverse the movement of a prime mover.

The process would be known as Antagonistic.

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What body parts work in pairs to pull your bones in different directions?

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The muscles that work together are called antagonistic.

What are the muscles with opposite functions?

These muscles are known as antagonistic pairs of muscles, Most common example is biceps and triceps muscles which are responsible for contraction and relaxation of arm.

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What causes the wheels of a car to rotate in opposite directions when the wheels are off the ground?

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Are muscles that work in pairs called tissues?

No!Muscles that work in pairs are called antagonistic muscles.Tissue is a level between single cells and complete orgenisms, e.g. organs are made out of gruops of tissues.

Do muscles contract or push?

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Since muscles cannot do work by "expanding", they are arranged in pairs, pulling in opposite directions. When one muscle of a pair contracts, the other relaxes. This generates movement in the desired direction.

Why do skeletal muscles act in pairs?

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Does an action reaction force pair acts on the same body?

Reaction pairs work on the same things and in opposite directions.

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