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v. dis·tend·ed, dis·tend·ing, dis·tends
To swell out or expand, especially from internal pressure: The puppies ate until their stomachs distended.
To cause to expand, especially from internal pressure; dilate: Fluid distends a blister.

[Middle English distenden, from Latin distendere : dis-, dis- + tendere, to stretch; see ten- in Indo-European roots.]

dis·ten′si·ble (dĭ-stĕn′sə-bəl) adj.
dis·ten′si·bil′i·ty n.


n. distensibilidad, capacidad de una estructura de ser extendida, dilatada o agrandada en tamaño.
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Aortic distensibility and left ventricular diastolic functions in endurance athletes.
Interrelationship between noninvasive predictors of atherosclerosis: transthoracic coronary flow reserve, flowmediated dilation, carotid intima-media thickness, aortic stiffness, aortic distensibility, elastic modulus, and brachial artery diameter.
Measurements of exercise tolerance and aortic distensibility proved to be more variable than anticipated for a study of this size and were not reportable.
Primary endpoints will include aortic distensibility, as measured by state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging, and exercise tolerance.
On the other hand, estimation of aortic elastic indices, namely aortic strain, aortic stiffness index and aortic distensibility are calculated from the echocardiographically-derived aortic diameters and the clinical blood pressure.
The research suggests that measuring distensibility (vessel stiffness) using the DynaPulse device may offer a simple, inexpensive method to identify patients with increased arterial plaque build-up and risk of heart attack.
The systolic and diastolic diameters of the aorta, aortic elastic properties and aortic distensibility were similar in FMF patients and controls (p>0.
AM fasting blood pressure, total arterial compliance and distensibility, pulse wave velocity, stroke volume, cardiac output, and systemic vascular resistance were assessed, along with drug safety and tolerability.
The relationship of albuminuria with clinical variables, parameters of left ventricular mass, diastolic function, aortic strain and distensibility was assessed using multivariate regression analysis.
The ALT-711 results are exciting in that selective enhancement of large artery distensibility with reduced pressure pulsation was achieved, providing a novel approach for the treatment of isolated systolic hypertension.