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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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Addressing hypertonus in the levatores ani, particularly the pubococcygeus and iliococcygeus (DeFranca, 1996), iliopsoas (Headley, 1997; Lee, 1999), piriformis, adductors (Costello, 1998), quadratus lumborum, hamstrings, obturator internus, coccygeus, and gluteus medius (Lee, 1999) are essential for complete treatment of this region (see Tables 7, 8, & 9).
Trigger points from the adductors, rotators, and levatores ani muscles can elicit referred pain elsewhere (Costello, 1998; Travell & Simons, 1992).
Manual work to the adductors, levatores ani, obturator internus, and bulbocavernosus muscles reduces the referred pain.