levator muscle of upper eyelid


levator muscle of upper eyelid
musculus levator palpebrae superioris.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • levator muscle — ▪ anatomy       any of the muscles that raise a body part. In humans these include the levator anguli oris, which raises the corner of the mouth; the levator ani, collective name for a thin sheet of muscle that stretches across the pelvic cavity… …   Universalium

  • Levator palpebrae superioris muscle — Muscle infobox Name = Levator muscle of upper eyelid Latin = musculus levator palpebrae superioris GraySubject = 227 GrayPage = 1021 Caption = Rectus muscles: 2 = superior, 3 = inferior, 4 = medial, 5 = lateral Oblique muscles: 6 = superior, 8 =… …   Wikipedia

  • levator palpebrae superioris — noun A muscle elevating the upper eyelid. Syn: levator muscle of upper eyelid …   Wiktionary

  • Muscle — is the tissue of the body which primarily functions as a source of power. There are three types of muscle in the body. Muscle which is responsible for moving extremities and external areas of the body is called "skeletal muscle." Heart… …   Medical dictionary

  • levator palpebrae superioris — levator pal·pe·brae su·pe·ri·or·is .pal pē .brē su̇ .pir ē ȯr əs n a thin flat extrinsic muscle of the eye arising from the lesser wing of the sphenoid bone, passing forward and downward over the superior rectus, and inserting into the tarsal… …   Medical dictionary

  • Eyelid — Palpebrae redirects here. For the levator palpebrae, see levator palpebrae superioris muscle. Eyelid Upper and lower eyelids Latin palpebra inferior, palpebra superior …   Wikipedia

  • muscle — muscleless, adj. muscly, adj. /mus euhl/, n., v., muscled, muscling, adj. n. 1. a tissue composed of cells or fibers, the contraction of which produces movement in the body. 2. an organ, composed of muscle tissue, that contracts to produce a… …   Universalium

  • eyelid — /uy lid /, n. the movable lid of skin that serves to cover and uncover the eyeball. [1200 50; ME; see EYE, LID] * * * ▪ anatomy       movable tissue, consisting primarily of skin and muscle, that shields and protects the eyeball from mechanical… …   Universalium

  • Muscle — For other uses of Muscle , see Muscle (disambiguation). A top down view of skeletal muscle Muscle (from Latin …   Wikipedia

  • eyelid — One of the two movable folds covering the front of the eyeball when closed; formed of a fibrous core (tarsal plate) and the palpebral portions of the orbicularis oculi muscle covered with skin on the …   Medical dictionary


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