levator palpebrae superioris (muscle)

le·va·tor pal·pe·brae su·pe·ri·o·ris (mus·cle)

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extraocular muscle in orbit; origin, orbital surface of the lesser wing of the sphenoid, above and anterior to the optic canal; insertion, skin of eyelid, tarsal plate, and orbital walls, by medial and lateral expansions of the aponeurosis of insertion; action, raises the upper eyelid; nerve supply, oculomotor.
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