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eyelid

1. either of the two muscular folds of skin that can be moved to cover the exposed portion of the eyeball
2. Aeronautics a set of movable parts at the rear of a jet engine that redirect the exhaust flow to assist braking during landing

eyelid

[′ī‚lid]
(anatomy)
A movable, protective section of skin that covers and uncovers the eyeball of many terrestrial animals.
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Symptoms of botulism can happen hours to weeks after injection and may include swallowing and breathing problems, loss of strength and muscle weakness all over the body, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice, trouble saying words clearly, or loss of bladder control.
Chairman George Parsisson, from Upper Denby, said: "We decided to target opticians first because one of the early stages of the disease affects the eyes with double vision and drooping eyelids.
Chairman George Parsisson said: "We have targeted opticians first, as one of the early stages of the disease affects the eyes, causing double vision and drooping eyelids - sometimes they close altogether.
More often, I hear that drooping eyelids are making them look tired or that deep creases are making others think they are constantly frowning or angry.
Since I've already outlined the plot crumb in the first sentence, let's turn our drooping eyelids to what makes Outlander (the title refers to Caviezel's foreign status in Norseland) such an intergalactic turkey.
The severity of the drooping eyelids was more evident in twins who wore hard contact lenses (1.
Debbie had a facelift, excess skin was trimmed from her drooping eyelids and her jawline redefined.
The symptoms of botulism include: loss of strength and muscle weakness all over the body, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice (dysphonia), trouble saying words clearly (dysarthria), loss of bladder control, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing.
Other side effects of BOTOX([R]) and BOTOX([R]) Cosmetic include: dry mouth, discomfort or pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, neck pain, and eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight, drooping eyelids, swelling of your eyelids, and dry eyes.
Patients should seek immediate medical attention if they develop the following symptoms: unexpected loss of strength or muscle weakness, hoarseness or trouble talking (dysphonia), trouble saying words clearly (dysarthria), loss of bladder control, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids.