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dil·a·ta·tion

 (dĭl′ə-tā′shən, dī′lə-)
n.
Dilation.

dil′a·ta′tion·al adj.

dil•a•ta•tion

(ˌdɪl əˈteɪ ʃən, ˌdaɪ lə-)

also dilation



n.
1. a dilated formation or part.
2. an abnormal enlargement of an organ, aperture, or canal of the body.
3.
a. an enlargement made in a body aperture or canal for surgical or medical treatment.
b. a restoration to normal patency of an abnormally small body opening or passageway.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Old French) < Latin]
dil`a•ta′tion•al, adj.

dilatation

The expanding or enlarging of a part of the body. See D C.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dilatation - the state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
tympanites - distension of the abdomen that is caused by the accumulation of gas in the intestines or the peritoneal cavity
ectasia, ectasis - dilatation or distension of a hollow organ
varicocele - dilatation of the veins associated with the spermatic cord in the testes
2.dilatation - the act of expanding an aperture; "the dilation of the pupil of the eye"
enlargement, expansion - the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
vasodilation - dilation of blood vessels (especially the arteries)
mydriasis - reflex pupillary dilation as a muscle pulls the iris outward; occurs in response to a decrease in light or certain drugs
Translations

dilatation

, dilation
nAusdehnung f, → Erweiterung f; (of pupils)Erweiterung f; dilatation and curettageDilation und Kürettage f (spec), → Ausschabung f

dil·a·ta·tion

n. dilatación, aumento o expansión anormal de un órgano u orificio.
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Abstract: The residual strain in pure PCBs and PCBs with Cu-plated holes has been obtained by measurement of the temperature dependence of their dilatational characteristics in the x, y and z directions up to 240[degrees]C.
5 mA, the frequency was 2 Hz, and the dilatational waves were according to our previous study.
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Objective: To evaluate the percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy procedure safety among the critically ill Medical ICU patients.
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According to the theory of linear poroelasticity (Wang, 2000), the pressure perturbation in an undrained medium is proportional to the dilatational stress imposed on it (Roeloffs, 1996).
Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy versus surgical tracheostomy in critically ill patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Objective: To evaluate percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy with and without the use of the bronchoscope and compare the safety and complications of the procedure.
In the MVIB model, the Green strain tensor is decomposed into spherical and deviatoric parts and the stretch deformation of bonds are decomposed into spherical dilatational deformation and deviatoric deformation to calculate bonds' strain energy.
In such a confined geometry, these films experience large compressional or dilatational strain that may be detrimental to their long term stability, thus damaging the materials.
Thus, the higher velocity consistently found in trees compared with logs during previous research is coherent, because the velocity is stiffness dependent and the dilatational wave velocities of trees are greater than the one-dimensional wave velocity of logs (Wang 2013).
A prospective, randomized, study comparing early percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy to prolonged translaryngeal intubation (delayed tracheotomy) in critically ill medical patients.