Depressor nerve
Depressor De*press"or, n. 1. One who, or that which, presses down; an oppressor. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat.) A muscle that depresses or tends to draw down a part. [1913 Webster]

{Depressor nerve} (Physiol.), a nerve which lowers the activity of an organ; as, the depressor nerve of the heart. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • depressor nerve — n a nerve whose stimulation tends to decrease the activity or tone of the part or organ that it innervates * * * 1. a nerve that lessens the activity of an organ. 2. an afferent nerve whose stimulation causes a fall in blood pressure …   Medical dictionary

  • depressor nerve — noun any nerve whose activity tends to reduce the activity or tone of the body part it serves • Syn: ↑depressor • Hypernyms: ↑nerve, ↑nervus * * * noun : a nerve whose stimulation tends to decrease the activity or tone of the part or organ that… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Depressor — De*press or, n. 1. One who, or that which, presses down; an oppressor. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) A muscle that depresses or tends to draw down a part. [1913 Webster] {Depressor nerve} (Physiol.), a nerve which lowers the activity of an organ; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • depressor — 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 …   Medical dictionary

  • depressor — /di pres euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that depresses. 2. Surg. an instrument for pressing down a protruding part, as a tongue depressor. 3. Anat. a. a muscle that draws down a part of the body, as the corner of the mouth. Cf. levator. b. Also… …   Universalium

  • depressor — /dəˈprɛsə/ (say duh presuh) noun 1. someone or something that depresses. 2. Anatomy, Physiology a. a muscle that draws down a part. b. Also, depressor nerve. a nerve from the aorta to the centres controlling heart rate and blood pressure. 3.… …   Australian English dictionary

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