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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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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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Early description of posterior colporrhaphy technique included plication of the levator ani muscles, which was associated with significant risk of dyspareunia postoperatively.
This entrapment may occur following the pelvic floor muscle spasm (levator ani or obturator internus), the pressure from the surrounding ligaments (sacrospinous, sacrotuberous), and the trauma of the scar tissue or surgery.
Anal canal has two muscular layers: internally located muscle layer which is the continuation of circular gastrointestinal musculature is called the internal sphincter, while externally located muscle layer as a continuation of levator ani is called the external sphincter.
A tendinous connection attaches the external urethral sphincter to the levator ani muscle.
- Inferiorly: Pubocervical fascia where it enters into the tendinous structure of levator ani muscle, iliococcygeus muscle,
Their main findings in terms of levator morphology were that women with larger hiatal dimensions both at rest and on valsalva, larger hiatal areas at rest, contraction and valsalva as well as levator ani muscle avulsion were less likely to retain a pessary in the long term (>1 year).
The retro rectal pelvic space, the lateral wings and the anterior rectal wall were dissected, further dissection continued till the levator ani muscle.
Results: Fifty (89%) patients received preoperative chemoradiotherapy: 51 (91%) patients were treated with the sacrococcyx preserved; 27 (48%) patients with the levator ani muscle partially preserved bilaterally; 20 (36%) patients with the levator ani muscle partially preserved unilaterally and the muscle on the opposite side totally preserved; 7 (13%) patients with intact levator ani muscle and part of the ischioanal fat bilaterally dissected; and 2 (4%) patients with part of the ischioanal fat and intact lavator ani muscle dissected unilaterally and the muscle on the opposite side partially preserved.
Mechanically, the pelvic organ support system is of two types: supporting system of the levator ani (LA) muscle and the suspension system of the endopelvic fascia [1, 2].
After the hernia content was reduced into the abdomen, the double-sided synthetic patch was placed over the defect and fixed to the levator ani muscle laterally, the vagina anteriorly, and the coccyx posteriorly with the 2/0 polyprolene sutures.
A longitudinal incision from coccyx to the perineal body is made to uncover the external anal sphincter, levator ani muscle, rectum, and distal fistula.