Medical Dictionary


noun de·pres·sor \di-ˈpres-ər\

Medical Definition of DEPRESSOR

:  one that depresses: as a :  a muscle that draws down a part—compare levator b :  a device for pressing a part down or aside—see tongue depressor c :  a nerve or nerve fiber that decreases the activity or the tone of the organ or part it innervates
July 01, 2015
precarious Hear it
not certain, secure, or steady
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