levator palpebrae superioris


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levator palpebrae superioris

A muscle that elevates the upper eyelid.
See also: levator
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Ptosis occurs as a result of a dysfunction of one or both of the upper eyelid elevators--the levator palpebrae superioris and Muller's muscle.
In addition to parasympathetic communication with the ciliary ganglion it supplies the muscles of the eye, including the levator palpebrae superioris, except the superior oblique and lateral rectus.
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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