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  1. Muscle coactivation

    Muscle coactivation occurs when agonist and antagonist muscles (or synergist muscles) surrounding a joint contract simultaneously to provide joint stability, and is suggested to depend crucially on supraspinal processes involved in the control of movement. It is also known as muscle cocontraction, since two muscle groups are contracting at the same time. It is able to be measured using electromyography (EMG) from the contractions that occur. The general mechanism of it is still widely unknown. It is believed to be important in joint stabilization, as well as general motor control.


  1. Muscle coactivation

    Muscle coactivation is a phenomenon in which a muscle is activated coordinately with another muscle. The EMG shown demonstrates the antagonistic muscle activity in the biceps and triceps of a relaxed and seated subject, with the elbow bent at 90 degrees increase in the activity of the triceps. Likewise, there is a minor increase of activity in the biceps trace when the triceps is activated. Coactivation of the muscles stabilizes a joint, although the mechanism is not well understood. Muscular coactivation is thought to be required for fine movements.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of muscle coactivation in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of muscle coactivation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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