depressor

[ UK /dɪpɹˈɛsɐ/ ]
NOUN
  1. a device used by physician to press a part down or aside
  2. any nerve whose activity tends to reduce the activity or tone of the body part it serves
  3. any skeletal muscle that draws a body part down
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How To Use depressor In A Sentence

  • Taking sodium silicate and sulphuric acid as a composite depressor, float As and depress Sb.
  • Use tongue depressors or popscicle sticks instead for a more adult look. Marilinda Hodgdon: Strawberry Mousse Treats for a Calorie Conscious Budget
  • It seems likely however that this depressor nerve mechanism plays only a small part in the respiratory reflexes produced by a marked lowering of oxygen contents and that the essential pathway is via the glomus caroticum. Physiology or Medicine 1938 - Presentation Speech
  • The scutal depressor muscles, the scutal abductor muscle, and the tergal depressor muscle are used to open and close the two plates that cover the opening to the barnacle. CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]
  • Dr. Avery took the tongue depressor out of Rae's mouth and tossed it in the white metal wastebasket. SECRETS
  • They accomplish this coordination with proprioceptive feedback through the hypoglossal nerve that disinhibits activation of the jaw depressors when the tongue protractor muscle is activated.
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  • The plates that cover the opening to the barnacle are operated by several sets of muscles: the scutal depressor muscles, the scutal abductor muscle, and the tergal depressor muscle. CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]
  • All players (except infielders) exhibited significantly stronger depressor muscles of the scapula on the throwing side compared with the nonthrowing side.
  • The most common instrument for this examination is a tongue depressor which is used in conjunction with a light or other viewing device.
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