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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2C) the levator muscles still have different fiber orientations in the anterior and posterior regions, but have not started their posterior migration.
Moreover, a series of investigations conducted by Tachimura and his associates (Tachimura, Hara, & Wada, 1995; Tachimura, Nohara, Hara, & Wada, 1999; Tachimura, Nohara, & Wada, 2000; Tachimura, Nohara, Fujita, Hara & Wada, 2001) found that levator muscle activity was typically lower when a speech appliance was in place as compared to removal or modification of the appliance.
I find this is reproducible on palpation of the levator muscles," said Dr.

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