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superior tarsal muscle

superior tarsal muscle in Medicine

superior tarsal muscle n.
A layer of smooth muscle that extends from the aponeurosis of the elevator muscle of the upper eyelid to the superior tarsus, is innervated by sympathetic nerves, and acts to hold the upper lid in an elevated position.

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