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What is a ‘reciprocal innervation’, anyway?

In 1626 René Descartes came up with the idea of reciprocal innervation. Basically, what this idea states is that when one muscle fires or contracts another turns off or releases. For example to flex your arm your bicep fires but your tricep turns off.
So that’s it! I basically wanted to try to sound smart when I put this website together. However as time went on, I really began to like the name based on what it represents. So I kept it. What do you think? I’d love to hear.

author: ryanbooth