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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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The data suggest: 1) that surface electrode EMG biofeedback is a reliable indicator of the activity of the laryngeal depressor muscles ST/SH; 2) that EMG biofeedback is useful in teaching both male and female singers to activate the laryngeal depressor muscles and to maintain a lower laryngeal posture while singing; and 3) that the achievement of said laryngeal posture improves the perceived quality of sung tone, intensifies the "singer's formant cluster," increases the overall amplitude of the tone, and encourages vibrato oscillations.
We suspect that our immunodeficient patient was subjected to repeated oral examinations with disposable wooden spatulas used as tongue depressors and that this exposure was the source of her mucormycosis.
I have become so dependent on tongue depressors that I'm sure when I retire I will continue to make weekly trips back to the office to restock my sock drawer.
Never stake or swage the buffer body to prevent movement of the lock depressors.
We cut up dowels for sturdy legs or whiskers, molding for eyebrows and other body details, and tongue depressors for scales or fur.
The campaign includes unconventional billboard, radio, Internet, viral advertising, and "spectaculars" -- giant (5 to 7 feet tall) props of common health care items such as tongue depressors, swabs, syringes, pill capsules and specimen cups, placed at locations throughout the Twin Cities.
9) tongue depressors or paddles or sticks (2500 Unit)
Medical supplies such as bandages, tongue depressors and syringes are usually funded by operating budgets and in general are a less complex sale.
Thoroughly mix the meat and dye for about one to two minutes with the toothpick or tongue depressor.
4] with another, more efficient modifier which could offer, apart from successful depression of sphalerite, a lower depressor consumption[1].
Medical devices were very broadly defined and could include anything from a tongue depressor to an MRI unit.