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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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The retro rectal pelvic space, the lateral wings and the anterior rectal wall were dissected, further dissection continued till the levator ani muscle.
The levator mandibulae muscles shift inferior to the eye at stage 42, and by stage 44 they originate from the anterior surface of the otic capsule.
Year-round, sitting for long periods with poor posture--hunched over a desk, for example--causes both levator scapulae to work almost continuously, which can cause them to become sore.
A retrospective study of 987 women referred to a pelvic pain clinic at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, for chronic pelvic pain, found levator ani tenderness in 22% and piriformis tenderness in 13% of the 942 of patients evaluated for those conditions.
Tu said there remains a need for a semiquantitative test to diagnosis piriformis and levator ani tenderness.
Tunn et al described the levator ani muscle after vaginal delivery in 14 women.
Management of ptosis include medical treatment or surgery.7,8 Out of surgical procedures, Various surgical techniques can be used to correct ptosis depending upon the severity of ptosis and levator function.
MRI showed enlargement and an enhanced signal of the right levator. She was given right monthly repeated subconjunctival injections of TA for 6 consecutive months.
1###Overlapping area of levator Labii superioris alaeque nasi and levator labii superioris
* levator function as determined by the amount of excursion of the upper eyelid with the brow fixed (normal: 12 to 17 mm); and
(19) Muscle flexibility of the levator scapula was measured by having the subject sit in a mid-back height chair with the operator verbally assisting them into the ideal postural alignment, as stated by Kendall et al.
Patients with levator ani tenderness reported 4.6 pain locations, compared with 3.7 pain locations for women without such tenderness; patients with and without piriformis tenderness reported 4.6 and 3.8 pain locations, respectively.