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How Do Biceps and Triceps Work? - Biology

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How do biceps and triceps work?

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Biceps muscles first contract to bend the arm, following which the triceps muscles act to straighten the arm. Thus act in opposite ways and are antagonistic muscles, since they counteract each other's action. The muscles of biceps are called flexor muscle while that of the triceps is the extensor muscle. This whole coordination of muscular action is under the nerve impulse and brain control.

Concept: Muscles and it’s types
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Frank Class 9 Biology ICSE
Chapter 17 The Skeletal System
Exercise | Q 20 | Page 162
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