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 of the nasal septum is one of the important ones responsible in this dynamic for the descent of the nasal tip and for decreasing the nasolabial angle, it is possible that in this sample there is no significant alteration in the action of this muscle either in its morphology or in its interaction with other muscles such as the orbiscularis oris of the lips.
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.