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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.
References in classic literature ?
For as her murderous perspective, before the doing of the deed, however subtle the precautions for its commission, would have been closed up by a gigantic dilatation of the hateful figure, preventing her from seeing any consequences beyond it; and as those consequences would have rushed in, in an unimagined flood, the moment the figure was laid low--which always happens when a murder is done; so, now she sees that when he used to be on the watch before her, and she used to think, "if some mortal stroke would but fall on this old man and take him from my way
Majority of cases of dysphagia treated by dilatation required less than 3 dilatations in 80% cases.
Overall, 287 dilatations were performed in 39 patients using either Savary-Gilliard or balloon dilators.
Here, we aimed to draw attention to a rare complication of endoscopic balloon dilatation by presenting a patient who developed brain abscess following repeated esophageal balloon dilatations.
In cases where initial treatment has failed and recurrent symptoms of dysphagia present, dilatation has been shown to be more effective in those who have had surgery rather than those who have had previous dilatations or Botulinum toxin injections (52,53).
As shown previously, in the Elastodynamics of the Spacetime Continuum (STCED) [1-6], energy propagates in the STC (spacetime continuum) as wave-like deformations which can be decomposed into dilatations and distortions.
The patient groups with previous urethroplasty and those with 5-6 previous dilatations or urethrotomies were compared with each other (Table 3).
These same dilatations are correlation in an optimum ratio of them geometrical size such as hetero-junctions area of weld joints to bear diminish effects of linear thermal dilatation of elements components by temperature gradients
6% per atmosphere of pressure over the working pressure range for controlled dilatations.
In group 1 only 50% of the pneumatic dilatations resulted in improvement and the median duration of improvement was 12 weeks.
Because the TRUE Dilatation Balloon is both precise and durable, it is designed to facilitate exact, restrained and dependable dilatations for BAV and TAVI procedures," Tilson said.