A-level bio questionWatch
The question is: the action of the smooth muscle and elastic fibres in the bronchioles can be described as antagonistic. Explain the meaning of this term, using the smooth muscle and elastic fibres to illustrate your answer.
so I didn't know what antagonistic meant and I looked it up:
(Biology) biology the inhibition or interference of growth of one kind of organism by another
Now that doesn't make sense when I relate that to the smooth muscle because I'm guessing the answer is how the elastic fibres deform when the smooth muscle contracts and how the elastic Fibres recoil back to their original size and shape when the smooth muscle relaxes?