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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

(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.

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.

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]
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They breach the levator muscle through their courses and are related with pelvic infections (Fig.
The rectum is divided at the level of the levators. At this level, there is no further mesorectum, and the rectum is largely seen as a muscular tube.
The subsequent procedure was performed according to our previous report.[4] To consider the depth of tumor invasion: (1) in those rectal tumors not involving the ischioanal fat or levator ani muscle (T3), the dissection plane may continue close to the outside of the external anal sphincter and the inferior aspect of the levator ani muscles, leaving 1 cm of the levator ani muscles on the pelvic sidewall to keep the terminal branches of the pudendal nerve intact [Figure 2]a.
Levator pits are situated posteroventrally and separated by a well-developed median septum.
Level II supports the middle one-half of the vagina to the levator ani muscles and provides a firm base for bladder neck and urethra.
Ptosis is usually treated by applying the levator resection technique [1], the Fasanella-Servat procedure [17], the Muller muscle-conjunctival resection procedure [18 ], or the frontalis slings operation, if there is poor or absent levator function [19].
riMLF: rostral interstitial nucleus of medial longitudinal fasciculus, iNC: interstitial nucleus of Cajal, CCN: caudal central subnucleus, MLF: medial longitudinal fasciculus, III N: oculomotor nucleus, VI N: abducens nucleus, IO: intraocular muscles, SR: superior rectus muscle, MR: medial rectus muscle, Lid: Levator palpebrae superioris muscle, IR: inferior rectus muscle, and pupil: sphincter pupillae muscles.
The formerly placed mesh material was explored and seen as intact (no folding or detachment) and well placed below the levator ani muscle.
Ptosis may result from levator palpebrae superioris (LPS) maldevelopment present at birth, or acquired dissociation or weakening of the LPS with age.