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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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The selection of type of analgesia method was done on the basis of cervical dilatation and softness.
The present study was conducted in 60 term, primi or second gravida parturients with active phase of labor, with cervical dilatation 3-5 cm, with single fetus, vertex presentation belonging to ASA Class I or II.
2] In our case, cervical dilatation was performed with Hegar dilators and the patient did not immediately require repeated dilatation.
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Progress of labour was assessed by noting the frequency, duration and strength of painful uterine contractions half hourly, the rate of cervical dilatation and head descent three hourly and complications were dealt with symptomatically.
1-5) Cervical dilatation in Asherman syndrome can be especially difficult at times due to the presence of fibrosis at the internal or external os.
3 The Pipelle is easier, faster, more reliable and more economical than the conventional cervical dilatation and curettage (DandC).
Other outcome measures were needed for further cervical dilatation (larger than No.
Cases were excluded if at the start of the planned IOL, they were in spontaneous labour, had a cervical dilatation of 33 cm, had confirmed rupture of membrane, had abnormal cardiotocogram (CTG), had a scarred uterus such as previous caesarean section, had malpresentation in labour, or if caesarean section delivery was indicated.
Student's t-test employed to compare cervical dilatation upto 3 fingers and time taken after treatment to calving between both treatment groups.
Over the past few decades, however, the rate of cesarean delivery at full cervical dilatation has increased substantially, thereby contributing to the well-documented cesarean epidemic.
3 weeks) and greater mean cervical dilatation (2 cm vs.