elevator

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Synonyms for elevator

Synonyms for elevator

lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building

the airfoil on the tailplane of an aircraft that makes it ascend or descend

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An extra-periosteal or subcutaneous tunnel was created along the medial aspect of the tibia by blunt dissection using a large Bristow or a periosteal elevator.
The periosteal elevator is used to expose an adjacent area of the lateral aspect of the first metatarsal in line with the transverse line previously drawn on the skin.
A slim, orthopedic periosteal elevator was used to protect the underlying skin during the cutting and the metal was cooled with the continuous flow of sterile water through a continuous bladder irrigation set-up.
A sublabial incision was made bilaterally, and the periosteal elevator was used to dissect down to the anterior maxillary wall.
The bony surface of the lateral malleolus is roughened up with a periosteal elevator to produce a bleeding surface (Fig.
When two dental assistants tried to retrieve the tools, she grabbed a periosteal elevator - which looks like a sharpened screwdriver, about six inches long - and stabbed at them, officials said.