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levator palpebrae superioris


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  • n. A muscle elevating the upper eyelid.


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  • Levator palpebrae superioris originates in the orbital surface of the lesser wing of the sphenoid bone above and anterior to the optic canal; it inserts in the skin of eyelid, tarsal plate, and orbital walls, via medial and lateral expansions of the aponeurosis of insertion. Action: raises the upper eyelid. Nerve supply: oculomotor nerve. Synonyms: musculus levator palpebrae superioris, elevator muscle of upper eyelid, musculus orbitopalpebralis, palpebralis.

    July 20, 2011