reciprocal innervation

noun

Medical Definition of reciprocal innervation

: innervation so that the contraction of a muscle or set of muscles (as of a joint) is accompanied by the simultaneous inhibition of an antagonistic muscle or set of muscles

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“Reciprocal innervation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/reciprocal%20innervation. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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