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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.

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

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]
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
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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The resulting paresis gives an asymmetric smile, with less depression of the lower lip on the affected side since the depressor anguli oris and depressor labii are affected.
In the present study, we have determined the effects of hSOD1 overexpression in transgenic mice on several physiological variables [arterial pressure (AP), heart rate (HR), baroreflex sensitivity (BRS), and aortic depressor nerve function] compared to controls.
DISCUSSION: Asymmetric crying facies (ACF), also called Cayler cardiofacial syndrome, partial unilateral facial paresis and hypoplasia of depressor anguli oris muscle, (3) is a minor congenital anomaly caused by agenesis or hypoplasia of the depressor anguli oris muscle, one of the muscles that control the movements of the lower lip.
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In the CNTF group, the facial nerve was transected and then repaired by simple epineurial suturing and CNTF was injected daily for 28 days over the left depressor labii maxillaris.
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