depressor

  1. any skeletal muscle that draws a part down
  2. any nerve whose activity tends to reduce the activity or tone of the body part it serves
  3. a device used by physician to press a part down or aside

depressor

(de-presĀ“әr) anything that depresses, such as a muscle, agent, or instrument. See also depressant. depressor nerve. tongue depressor an instrument for pressing down the tongue, allowing better visualization of the oropharynx.
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depressor

[n] - any skeletal muscle that draws a part down 2. [n] - any nerve whose activity tends to reduce the activity or tone of the body part it serves 3. [n] - a device used by physician to press a part down or aside
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Depressor

• (n.) One who, or that which, presses down; an oppressor. • (n.) A muscle that depresses or tends to draw down a part.
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depressor

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

depressor muscle noun any skeletal muscle that draws a body part down
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depressor

(muscle) Type: Term Synonyms: depressor septi nasi (muscle)
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Depressor

DeĀ·press'or noun 1. One who, or that which, presses down; an oppressor. 2. (Anat.) A muscle that depresses or tends to draw down a part. Depressor nerve (Physiol.) , a nerve which lowers the activity of an organ; as, the depressor nerve of the heart....
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depressor

Type: Term Pronunciation: dĕ-pres′ŏr Definitions: 1. A muscle that flattens or lowers a part. 2. Anything that depresses or retards functional activity. 3. An instrument or device used to push certain structures out of the way during an operation or examination. 4. An agent that decreases blood pressure. Synonyms: hypotensor, vasode...
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