levator palpebrae superioris


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levator palpebrae superioris

one of the three muscles of the eyelid, also considered an extrinsic muscle of the eye. It is thin and flat and rises from the small wing of the sphenoid. It is innervated by the oculomotor nerve. It elevates the upper eyelid and is the antagonist of the orbicularis oculi. Compare corrugator supercilii, orbicularis oculi.

levator palpebrae superioris

A muscle that elevates the upper eyelid.
See also: levator
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Long-term correction of ptosis requires surgical manipulation of the levator palpebrae superioris muscle and/or Muller's muscle.
The third reason not to rub your eyes has to do with one of the smallest muscles in your body, the levator palpebrae superioris muscle.
Recently, age-associated changes resulting in aponeurotic disinsertion of levator palpebrae superioris (involutional ptosis) have been recognized [8].

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