depressor muscle


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Related to depressor muscle: extensor muscle, flexor muscle, supinator muscle
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Noun1.depressor muscle - any skeletal muscle that draws a body part down
skeletal muscle, striated muscle - a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes
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Although the depressor muscle system of the mandible causes its opening (Bulher, 1981), it is also effective in elevating the upper jaw, mainly due to the postorbital ligament (Bock, 1964; Zusi, 1962).
Microsurgical strategies in 74 patients for restoration of dynamic depressor muscle mechanism: A neglected target in facial reanimation.
Internally activated appliances: rely on the patients depressor muscle to stretch the elevator muscles.