levator

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levator

[lə′vād·ər]
(medicine)
An instrument used for raising a depressed portion of the skull.
(physiology)
Any muscle that raises or elevates a part.
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d) The levator palpebrae superioris is a target of its parasympathetic outflow
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.

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