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levator

 [lĕ-va´ter] (L.)
1. a muscle that elevates an organ or structure.
2. an instrument for raising depressed osseous fragments in fractures.

le·va·tor

(le-vā'tŏr, tōr), [TA]
1. A surgical instrument for prying up the depressed part in a fracture of the skull.
2. One of several muscles with an action to raise the part to which it inserts.
[L. a lifter, fr. levo, pp. -atus, to lift, fr. levis, light]

levator

/le·va·tor/ (le-va´tor) pl. levato´res  
1. a muscle that elevates an organ or structure.
2. an instrument for raising depressed osseous fragments in fractures.

levator

(lə-vā′tər)
n. pl. levatores (lĕv′ə-tôr′ēz)
1. Anatomy A muscle that raises a bodily part.
2. A surgical instrument for lifting the depressed fragments of a fractured skull.

levator

[livā′tər] pl. levatores
Etymology: L, levare, to lift up
1 a muscle that raises a structure of the body, as the levator ani raises parts of the pelvic diaphragm.
2 a surgical instrument used to lift depressed bony fragments in fractures of the skull and other bones.

le·va·tor

(lě-vā'tŏr) [TA]
1. A surgical instrument for prying up the depressed part in a cranial fracture.
2. One of several muscles the action of which is to raise the part into which it is inserted.
[L. a lifter, fr. levo, pp. -atus, to lift, fr. levis, light]

levator

1. Any muscle that acts to raise a part of the body.
2. An elevator. A surgical instrument used to prize up a depressed piece of bone as after a fracture of ZYGOMA or skull.

abductor

or

levator

any muscle that moves a limb away from the body An example of an abductor is the abductor pollicis, which moves the thumb outward. Compare ADDUCTOR.

levator

muscle whose action elevates tissue or part into which it inserts

le·va·tor

(lě-vā'tŏr) [TA]
1. A surgical instrument for prying up the depressed part in a fracture of the skull.
2. One of several muscles with an action to raise the part to which it inserts.
[L. a lifter, fr. levo, pp. -atus, to lift, fr. levis, light]

levator

pl. levatores [L.]
1. a muscle that elevates an organ or structure, e.g. the levator labii muscle.
2. an instrument for raising depressed osseous fragments in fractures.
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Both the described nuchal plates are characterized by a similar development of the levator pits areas which show the same thin transverse ridge that is bounding pits posteriorly.
Lee makes the following observation on surgical intervention: in congenital ptosis, the levator muscle is infiltrated with fat and fibrosis and is basically non-functional, so the eyelid is most commonly suspended from the adjacent frontalis muscle using a sling.
The DSN will also innervate the levator scapulae (LS) muscle.
The appearance of levator ani muscle abnormalities in magnetic resonance images after vaginal delivery.
We've found that identifying and treating pelvic floor dysfunction with modalities such as pelvic floor physical therapy with intravaginal myofascial release, intravaginal Valium, trigger point injections into the levator complex, pudendal nerve blocks, and neuromodulation can frequently resolve or significantly lessen the patient's pain and bladder symptoms, suggesting that the diagnosis of IC / BPS was wrong.
7,8 Out of surgical procedures, Various surgical techniques can be used to correct ptosis depending upon the severity of ptosis and levator function.
Myogenic changes of the levator ani muscle in premenopausal women: the impact of vaginal delivery and age.
5% apraclonidine ophthalmic drops to enhance Muller muscle function may be beneficial the levator muscle function returns.
The levator claviculae muscle is frequently asymptomatic and usually discovered by CT and MR as an incidental finding.
Frontalis suspension is a surgical procedure of choice in patients with severe ptosis associated with poor or absent levator function.
In this paper, we report to our knowledge the first case of levator ani necrosis in a patient treated with HIFU.