Medical Definition of Palpebra superior

1. The superior, larger and more mobile of the two eyelids which covers most of the anterior surface of the eyeball, including the cornea, when closed; a portion of the lacrimal gland and the aponeurosis of the levator palpebrae superioris muscle extend into it, the muscle opening the closed eye and providing additional elevation when the gaze is directed upward. Synonym: palpebra superior, upper lid. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Palpebra Superior

palpate
palpated
palpates
palpating
palpation
palpations
palpatopercussion
palpator
palpators
palpatory
palpatory percussion
palpebra
palpebra III
palpebra conjunctiva
palpebra inferior
palpebra superior (current term)
palpebra tertia
palpebrae
palpebral
palpebral arteries
palpebral branches of infratrochlear nerve
palpebral conjunctiva
palpebral fissure
palpebral fissures
palpebral glands
palpebral part of lacrimal gland
palpebral part of orbicularis oculi muscle
palpebral raphe
palpebral veins
palpebralis

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