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Synonyms for depressor

any skeletal muscle that draws a body part down

any nerve whose activity tends to reduce the activity or tone of the body part it serves

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a device used by physician to press a part down or aside

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The current solution for vapor lock is to add pressure depressor, such as aliphatic ketones, fatty aldehydes, fatty ethers, acetals/ketals, etc.
The depressor labii inferioris muscle (DLIM) extends from the mandible to the lower lip and depresses it.
"On 21 March, the failure of a tow cable connector resulted in the loss of the SLH-ProSAS-60 towfish and the attached depressor," the center wrote Wednesday.
Depressor hyomandibulae (DHYM): originates on a membrane covering the cephalic part of the coracomandibularis muscles, runs laterodorsally on the caudal part of the mandibular complex, until inserting in the ventral part of the hyomandibular cartilage.
When the hypoplasia of the depressor anguli oris muscle is associated with congenital cardiac defects, the term 'Cayler cardiofacial syndrome' is used.
The parts that you can now remove are the sear, firing pin safety lever, sear release lever, ejector and magazine depressor, hammer and stirrup as an assembly, and maybe the disconnector (you may have to loosen the trigger pin to remove this.)
Defects of the lower lip were reconstructed in 16 patients with 30 bilateral fan flaps, in 20 patients with 40 karapandzic flaps, in 5 patients with 10 Nakajima flaps, in 2 patients with 4 Fujimori Gate flaps, in 15 patients with 16 bilateral depressor anguli oris flaps, in 5 patients with submental island flaps, in 14 patients with radial forearm free flaps, and in 3 patients with pectoralis major musculocutaneous flaps.
She also got some items for herself, spending about $2,000 for a tongue depressor, swab and hospital gown said to be have been used by Elvis Presley during a hospital stay in the 1960s, as well as $1,000 for china from TV producer Gene Rodenberry's estate.
Internally activated appliances: rely on the patients depressor muscle to stretch the elevator muscles.
He tailors a sterile tongue depressor for use as a guard to protect the IUD strings.
It was suspected that the infection had been contracted through the use of a wooden tongue depressor during oral examination.
Health care professionals, how about a hand-painted tongue depressor? Now what do you do with it?
In those situations, I still may need a tongue depressor. Another trick I have learned is to keep my fifth fingers pressing against the child's cheeks.
"A sufficient amount of cells can be collected by scraping the inside of the cheek with a small wooden spatula similar to a tongue depressor," affirms Turic.
DEPRESSOR Book of the Dead 7"--I wanted to share the existence of this local-crusted, industrial-strength, thrash-grind unit.