a muscle whose contraction pulls down the part of the body to which it is attached.
The transgenic array produces a functional GFP fusion protein that is expressed in bodywall, vulval, uterine, spermathecal, and anal sphincter / depressor muscle cells.
a nerve whose stimulation results in a lowering of blood pressure.
In conclusion, the morphologic description of the depressor nerve provides important data for further investigations of the structural basis of altered baroreflex responses in conditions such as arterial hypertension, aging, atherosclerosis, and peripheral neuropathies.
an instrument for pressing something down.
The most common instrument for this examination is a tongue depressor which is used in conjunction with a light or other viewing device.