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Related to levator: Levator ani, Levator labii superioris, Levator veli palatini, Levator syndrome, Levator palpebrae, Levator palpebræ

le·va·tor

 (lə-vā′tər)
n. pl. lev·a·to·res (lĕv′ə-tôr′ēz)
1. Anatomy A muscle that raises a bodily part.
2. A surgical instrument for lifting the depressed fragments of a fractured skull.

[New Latin, from Medieval Latin levātor, one that raises, from Latin levāre, to raise; see lever.]

levator

(lɪˈveɪtə; -tɔː)
n
1. (Anatomy) anatomy any of various muscles that raise a part of the body
2. (Surgery) surgery an instrument for elevating a part or structure
[C17: New Latin, from Latin levāre to raise]

le•va•tor

(lɪˈveɪ tər, -tɔr)

n., pl. lev•a•to•res (ˌlɛv əˈtɔr iz, -ˈtoʊr-)
1. a muscle that raises a part of the body. Compare depressor.
2. a surgical instrument used to raise a depressed part of the skull.
[1605–15; < New Latin; compare Medieval Latin levātor one who raises recruits < Latin levāre to raise]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.levator - a muscle that serves to lift some body part (as the eyelid or lip)
muscle, musculus - one of the contractile organs of the body
Translations

le·va·tor

1. n. elevador, músculo que eleva o levanta una parte;
2. instrumento quirúrgico para levantar una depresión en una fractura del cráneo.
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I also applied myofascial stretching and skin rolling techniques to increase flexibility in the superficial fascia of these areas and to the rotator cuffs and levator scapulae.
An androgen-sensitive neuromuscular system that is critical for normal male copulatory behavior is the levator ani and bulbocavernosus (BC) skeletal muscles and their motor neuron control centers in the lumbar spinal cord [the spinal nucleus of the BC (SNB)].
In another patient, a recumbent scan demonstrated no evidence of bladder or uterine prolapse and showed the levator sling parallel to and partially obscured by the pubococcygeal line.
Overactivity of scapular elevators as a group with consequent scapular elevation and upward rotation is one such pattern, while overactivity of levator scapulae and rhomboids, coupled with underactivity or lengthening of upper trapezius with downward scapular rotation is another.
The lesions are divided into high and low types, based on whether the rectum ends above or below the puborectal component of the levator ani complex.
Istemsiz kasilmalar orbicularis oculi, frontalis, zygomaticus major, zygomaticus minor, levator labi superioris, risorius, orbicularis oris, mentalis ve platysma kaslarinda gozlenebilir (6,8).
Because the oculomotor nerve also supplies the levator palpebrae superioris (LPS) muscle and has a parasympathetic component, it contains roughly five times as many axons (approx.
The levator muscles should never be plicated, unless an obliterative procedure is being per-formed, because of the impact on sexual function.
Agri genel olarak serratus anterior kasinin antagonist kaslarindaki (rhomboid major ve minor, levator skapula) tolere edilemeyen asiri kas spazmi ve periskapular kaslarin gerilmesinden kaynaklanir (6).
The pain of shoulder syndrome along the upper scapular border has been attributed to the overstretch and fatigue of the levator scapula and rhomboid muscles that occur when denervation of the trapezius leads to loss of scapular support and stability.
The following tissues were removed and weighed at necropsy: liver and combined kidneys (to 1 mg), Cowper's glands, levator ani/bulbo cavernosus muscles (LA/BC), seminal vesicles (with coagulating gland), ventral prostate, glans penis, and combined adrenal glands (all to 0.
Twelve women with pelvic floor muscle spasms and at least a 2-year history of undergoing multiple treatments for chronic pelvic pain were treated with injections of botulinum toxin type A (Botox) in the levator ani muscles.