elevator

(redirected from elevator shaft)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

el·e·va·tor

(el'ĕ-vā'tŏr),
1. An instrument for prying up a sunken part, such as the depressed fragment of bone in fracture of the skull, or for elevating tissues from their attachment to bone.
2. A surgical instrument used to luxate and remove teeth and roots that cannot be engaged by the beaks of forceps, or to loosen teeth and roots before forceps application. Synonym(s): dental lever
[L. fr. e-levo, pp. -atus, to lift up]

el·e·va·tor

(el'ĕ-vā-tŏr)
1. An instrument for prying up a sunken part, such as the depressed fragment of bone in fracture of the skull, or for elevating tissues.
2. A surgical instrument used to luxate and remove teeth and roots that cannot be engaged by the beaks of a forceps, or to loosen teeth and roots prior to forceps application.
[L. fr. e-levo, pp. -atus, to lift up]

elevator

An extraocular muscle involved in rotating the eye upward such as the superior rectus and inferior oblique muscles.

el·e·va·tor

(el'ĕ-vā-tŏr)
Surgical instrument used to luxate and remove teeth and roots that cannot be engaged by the beaks of forceps, or to loosen teeth and roots before forceps application.
Synonym(s): dental lever.
[L. fr. e-levo, pp. -atus, to lift up]

Patient discussion about elevator

Q. My wife(53) has elevated CEA and CA19.9 levels - near 150, without any concomitant reason/observation? Comment

A. Hi Bobby3,

The most important question is why were these tests done?
An elevated level may result from many causes, some of them are simple and some are more problematic. IMHO the best thing would be consulting her doctor to consider the need to check-up her alimentary system.
You can read more here (http://www.ascocancerfoundation.org/patient/ASCO+Resources/Patient+Guides/ASCO+Patient+Guide:+Tumor+Markers+for+Gastrointestinal+Cancers) and here (http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Detection/tumor-markers)

Q. high ESR levels? i had ESR test done after complaining of weakness, repeated upper respiratory infection, fever and weight loss. my ESR rate is extremely high 120 a week ago and today 114. chest x-ray negative, stomach Ultra Sound negative, other test relatively ok.... Any suggestions?

More discussions about elevator
References in periodicals archive ?
* Increase the size of the elevator vents significantly beyond the code-required 3.5% of elevator shaft area.
The man was identified as Danny Karim Bou Shaaya, who fell down an elevator shaft of a building.
Maintenance is also complicated and expensive because rerouting or replacing cable requires shutting down the entire system and in some cases climbing into the elevator shaft. Plus, the entire maintenance operation requires trained specialists--an expensive and time-consuming proposition.
When EVS members arrived to investigate, they meticulously searched the garbage-strewn elevator shaft for the fingers.
Attention turned to the movies as a motive, indicating that the students were mimicking Bruce Willis and his outrageous elevator shaft feats in the film Die Hard.
One worker was killed when he fell down an elevator shaft at the construction of a trade center in the northern province of Antalya on Tuesday.
The open design of all floors in the building implies that the smoke has no resistance for flow between the fire escape and elevator shaft doors.
This water found its way into the elevator shaft, causing the safety protection systems in said elevators to engage.
New York, May 3 ( ANI ): Mexico is now home to a state-of-the-art penthouse that has a glass-floored washroom looking down on an empty 15-story high elevator shaft.
Summary: SHARJAH -- In a freak accident, a 24-year-old Indian worker fell to his death after he allegedly fell down the elevator shaft of a building under construction in Sharjah on Tuesday morning.
It is assumed to have been caused by a defective supporting cable which snapped, causing the elevator to plunge several floors, before becoming wedged in the elevator shaft almost at basement level.
"Sparks were shooting out and it made a popping noise," said one woman standing near the elevator shaft at the time.