levator

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a muscle that serves to lift some body part (as the eyelid or lip)

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The most important component of the physical exam in patients with the symptoms of frequency, urgency, and pelvic pain--and the most overlooked --is assessment of the levator muscles for tightness and tenderness.
sup][1],[2] The well-established explanation has been the inadequate resection of the lesion in the APR, which usually creates a stricture at the levator muscle level.
Andrews, professor of physiology and director of the Independent Study Pathway at the Lake Erie College of OsteoA[degrees]pathic Medicine, has explained that the heaviness of the muscles around the eyes, including the levator muscles that open the upper eyelids, is similar to fatigue of any muscle of the body.
In sum, the paired levator muscles are the primary muscles of closure but other muscles contribute differentially during speech production.
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