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de·pres·sor

 (dĭ-prĕs′ər)
n.
1. Something that depresses or is used to depress.
2. An instrument used to depress a part: a tongue depressor.
3. Any of various muscles that serve to draw down a part of the body.
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depressor

(dɪˈprɛsə)
n
1. a person or thing that depresses
2. (Anatomy) any muscle that draws down a part
3. (Medicine) med an instrument used to press down or aside an organ or part: a tongue depressor.
4. (Physiology) Also called: depressor nerve any nerve that when stimulated produces a fall in blood pressure by dilating the arteries or lowering the heartbeat
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de•pres•sor

(dɪˈprɛs ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that depresses.
2. a device for pressing down a protruding part: a tongue depressor.
3. any muscle that draws down a part of the body. Compare levator.
4. a nerve that induces a decrease in activity.
[1605–15; < Late Latin]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.depressor - 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
2.depressor - any nerve whose activity tends to reduce the activity or tone of the body part it serves
nerve, nervus - any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body
3.depressor - a device used by physician to press a part down or aside
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
tongue depressor - a thin depressor used to press the tongue down during an examination of the mouth and throat
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Translations

de·pres·sor

n. depresor.
1. agente usado para reducir un nivel establecido de una función o actividad del organismo;
2. tranquilizante que produce depresión.
depressor motormotor del depresor.
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