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Flashcards in Movement Of The Muscles CH 3 Deck (15):
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Kinesi/o

Movement

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-kinesis

movement

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Kinesiology (kin ease ee ology)

study of movement

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Antagonistic

muscles that work against or opposite each other (work by producing contractions of one pair of muscles while other pair relaxes)

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Agon

Struggle

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Synergists (Agonistic)

Muscles that contract at the same time as another muscle to help movement or support movement.

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Syn

together

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Erg

work

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Contraction (Muscles become shorter and thicker)

Tightening

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Relaxation (Muscles return to original shape)

lessening of tension

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Neurumuscular Juntion

the point at which nerve endings come into contact w/ muscle cells. (muscles are signaled to contract or relax by nerve impulses) -where the nerves tell the muscles to fire

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Tonus

muscle tone (Balanced muscle tension)

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Ton/o

Tone, tension or stretching

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Muscle origin

The place where a muscle begins, or originates, and is the more fixed attachment or the end of the muscle closest to the midline

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Muscle insertion

the place where a muscle ends or inserts, and is the more moveable and/or portion of the muscle furthest from the midline

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