ap·o·neu·ro·gen·ic (ap″o-noor″o-jenґik) arising from an aponeurosis; used specifically of the aponeurosis of the levator superioris palpebrae muscle. See aponeurogenic ptosis, under ptosis.

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  • aponeurogenic ptosis — aponeurotic ptosis the most common acquired ptosis, caused by a defect in the aponeurosis of the levator palpebrae superioris muscle. Cf. involutional p …   Medical dictionary

  • Ptosis — Downward displacement. Ptosis of the eyelids is drooping of the eyelids. * * * 1. A sinking down or prolapse of an organ. 2. SYN: blepharoptosis. [G. p., a falling] p. adiposa SYN: blepharochalasis. aponeurogenic p. drooping of the eyelid caused… …   Medical dictionary

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