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Antagonistic Functions
« on: November 02, 2010, 10:47:24 pm »
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Don't know whether to put this in the Biology or Psych thread, but anyway...

What is the definition of antagonistic function?

I can quote examples, like the longitudinal muscles and circular muscles in the oesophagus - when one contracts, the other relaxes...
But for the brain, the left hemisphere controls the right side of the body, while the right hemisphere controls the left side of the body... is this considered an antagonistic function?
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Re: Antagonistic Functions
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2010, 10:50:44 pm »
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definitely bio
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Re: Antagonistic Functions
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2010, 11:07:45 pm »
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Don't know whether to put this in the Biology or Psych thread, but anyway...

What is the definition of antagonistic function?

I can quote examples, like the longitudinal muscles and circular muscles in the oesophagus - when one contracts, the other relaxes...
But for the brain, the left hemisphere controls the right side of the body, while the right hemisphere controls the left side of the body... is this considered an antagonistic function?
I don't think so. That's called "contralateral organisation".
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Re: Antagonistic Functions
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2010, 10:18:47 am »
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I think this is biology...