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What are the antagonist,agonist, and the synergist of the hip adductors ?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Shirley replied 9 years ago.

Dear Stella:

An antagonistic muscle is a a muscle that counteracts the action of another muscle.

An agonistic muscle is a muscle that works in the same direction as another muscle.

Synergistic muscles are muscles that assist one another in action.

The muscles Glutues Medius are the antagonists to the hip abductors.

The muscles Abductor Longus and Abductor Magnus are the agonist.

The synergistic muscles of muscles Glutues Medius are the Psoas, Piriformis, TLF, Quadratus Lumborum and Rectus Femoris.

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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to Shirley's Post: Thank you for response, but I needed the antagonis, agonist and synergist of the hip ADDUCTOS, not abductors.

Thank you in advance,

Expert:  Shirley replied 9 years ago.

Dear Stella:

I am terrible sorry. The word "adductor" was indeed misspelled and the answer was not clear.

Let me try again.

An agonist is a prime mover, while antagonist is a muscle whose action is the direct opposite of that of agonist.

The gluteus medius muscle is the prime mover responsible for hip abduction. It is an agonist.

The hip adductor muscles are the antagonists to the glutues medius.

The synergist muscles are the psoas, piriformis, TLF, quadratus lumborum and rectus femoris.


Customer: replied 9 years ago.
What is the agonist of the ADDUCTOR muscles?

What is the synergist of the ADDUCTOR muscles?
Expert:  Shirley replied 9 years ago.

Dear Stella:

Agonists and antagonist are relative. If antagonists become prime mover, they are agonists and old agonists become antagonists. Thus, if the adductor muscles are prime movers, the muscles adductor longus and adductor magnus are the agonists. The muscle gracilis is synergist. The antagonists are muscles gluteus medius, TLF.

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