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musculus levator palpebrae superioris


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  • Musculus levator palpebrae superioris originates in the orbital surface of the lesser wing of the sphenoid bone, above and anterior to the optic canal and inserts in the 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: elevator muscle of upper eyelid, musculus orbitopalpebralis, palpebralis.

    This term is not veritable Latin because the initial two words of the term are both nominative cases of nouns.

    July 19, 2011