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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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Sometimes the eyelid skin stretches or the levator muscles become lax, or weakened.
Quite often, these signs are worse later in the day, due to fatigue; one can perform a fatigability test to help with differential diagnosis by asking the patient to look upwards for a while--an increase in ptosis indicates fatigue of the levator muscle.
Dissection below the superior margin of the tarsus should be emphasized because this is the primary insertion point of the levator muscle.
A 6 x 4 cm mobile, solid mass was present on the left labia majora free from underlying levator muscles.
When levator muscles weaken and increasing force is placed on the connective tissue supports, the anterior wall may be the first compartment to fall.
Andrews, professor of physiology and director of the Independent Study Pathway at the Lake Erie College of OsteoA[degrees]pathic Medicine, has explained that the heaviness of the muscles around the eyes, including the levator muscles that open the upper eyelids, is similar to fatigue of any muscle of the body.
I find this is reproducible on palpation of the levator muscles," said Dr.

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