Definition of Levator palpebrae superioris
1. Noun. A muscle elevating the upper eyelid. ¹
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Medical Definition of Levator palpebrae superioris
Origin, orbital surface of the lesser wing of the sphenoid, above and anterior to the optic canal; insertion, skin of eyelid, tarsal plate, and orbital walls, by medial and lateral expansions of the aponeurosis of insertion; action, raises the upper eyelid; nerve supply, oculomotor.
Synonym: musculus levator palpebrae superioris, elevator muscle of upper eyelid, musculus orbitopalpebralis, palpebralis.
(05 Mar 2000)
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