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depressor

[di′pres·ər]
(anatomy)
A muscle that draws a part down.
(chemical engineering)
An agent that prevents or retards a chemical reaction or process.
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Eng, "Congenital hypoplasia of the depressor angulioris muscle: differentiation from congenital facial palsy," The Journal of Pediatrics, vol.
Depressor mandibularis (DM): This muscle was described by Nishida as posterior intermandibularis, it originates on the superficial hyobranchial rafe, on the depressor hyomandibulae muscle; runs anterolaterally and inserts with an aponeurosis on the lateral-caudal rim of Meckel's cartilage.
Frequency of associated anomalies in congenital hypoplasia of depressor angularis oris muscle: a study of 50 patients.
Next, insert the ejector depressor plunger and the firing pin safety lever plunger and their accompanying springs in the dovetail for the rear sight.
Overall there was a strong trend for sensory recovery in fasciocutaneous flaps over myocutaneous flaps (depressor anguli oris flap (Figures 5(a), 5(b), and 5(c)), submental island flap, and pectoralis major myocutaneous flap) (p:0.09).
Tongue blade: Tongue blade can be employed so that force delivered is imparted by the depressor muscle alone, and thus the tongue blades are not used as a wedge.
Mucormycosis of the tongue in a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia: A possible relation with use of a tongue depressor. Am J Med 2003; 114(7):618-20.
Wilkoff's article about how he seldom uses tongue depressors, in great anticipation to see by what skill and wisdom he has achieved this--but nothing!
"The advantages have been gained when GM shares such a thing as how a wooden tongue depressor can act as a tie bar (a brace to support two ends of a foam pattern across a gap) in a lost foam design," Irish said.
Now I don't care if you're Beelzebub, the Dark Prince himself, it's nigh near impossible to look the least bit menacing with a tongue depressor stuck down your throat and anonymous rubber gloved hands rooting around your scalp for head lice.
The medic held the tyrant's mouth open with a tongue depressor, in order to getthe DNAsample.
They will need a wide-mouth container, a container lid with holes, masking tape (or black paint, or black construction paper), petroleum jelly, a cardboard strip (or a wooden tongue depressor), and food for cockroach bait.