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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If the eye's levator muscle is lax, it's tightened; if the levator muscle is separated from the eyelid, it's reattached.
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.
The levator muscles, which are vertical muscles within the lips, lift your upper lip and swing it forward and out.

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