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Related to levator muscle: Levator ani muscle, Levator scapulae muscle

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.

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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The levator muscle is attached, via its aponeurosis (tendon), to the anterior part of the tarsus, as well as the skin (causing a skin crease), and to the upper part of the tarsus via Muller's muscle.
Dissection below the superior margin of the tarsus should be emphasized because this is the primary insertion point of the levator muscle.
In our study, we found that the specimen from the conventional APR had a stricture at the levator muscle level, while the ELAPE created a more cylindrical shape with an extended resection [Figure 2].
In pachydermoperiostosis, the increased skin thickness and the enlarged and heavy tarsal plate exceed the limit of the levator muscle, leading to the development of blepharoptosis.
Twelve of the 21 women also were treated with yeast suppressive therapy, and 14 underwent physical therapy for levator muscle hypertonus, noted Dr.
The tension caused by the contraction of levator muscle produces a Genu at maximum elevation.
In case of good to fair levator function (4-11mm) levator muscle resection surgery gives good result.
While some get tension headaches or low-back aches, others get pelvic pain from contracting and guarding the levator muscles.
Initially, there is the closing of the mouth and jaw stabilization by the action of the levator muscles of the jaw (masseter among them).
Andrews, professor of physiology and director of the Independent Study Pathway at the Lake Erie College of OsteoA[degrees]pathic Medicine, has explained that the heaviness of the muscles around the eyes, including the levator muscles that open the upper eyelids, is similar to fatigue of any muscle of the body.
I find this is reproducible on palpation of the levator muscles," said Dr.

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