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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.


(dɪˈstɛn sə bəl)

capable of being distended.
[1820–30; < Latin distēns(us), past participle of distendere to distend + -ible]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.distensible - capable of being distended; able to stretch and expand; "the stomach is a distensible organ"
expansive - able or tending to expand or characterized by expansion; "Expansive materials"; "the expansive force of fire"
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Pulmonary oedema usually does not develop until late in the disease since the right ventricle is easily distensible as compared to the left ventricle due to which the blood shunts through the ASD instead of backing up into the pulmonary veins.
The combination of the two factors results in a rapid translocation of a large amount of arterial blood from the chest to the distensible venous capacitance system below the diaphragm.
Prompt diagnosis is of utmost importance, but it is often missed because of lack of awareness of early manifestation and usually present late, because of distensible nature of oesophagus compensating for partial stricture and its deep seated hidden anatomical site not accessible to routine examination.
Se trata de protesis tubulares de estructura metalica distensible recubiertas de PTFE, y que se colocan en el interior del vaso trombosado o estenosado, permitiendo el flujo sanguineo en ese tramo.
The uterus is a distensible organ, and in my practice I have found that varying intrauterine pressure throughout surgery has improved my patients' outcomes by minimizing false-negative views that can happen with uterine distension.
En la antropometria se empleo una balanza de pie calibrada con anterioridad, tallimetro Kramer; cinta metrica no distensible de fijacion automatica (SECA), tensiometro.
The JOSTENT stent-graft (Jomed GmbH, Rangendingen, Germany) consists of a distensible polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) membrane sandwiched between 2 316L stainless steel slotted tube, balloon-expandable stents.
El paciente era de sexo macho, y se conoce que los conejos machos tienen mayor predisposicion a presentar signos clinicos de urolitiasis debido a que poseen una uretra mas larga, mas estrecha y menos distensible que en el caso de las hembras (Harkness et al, 2010).
For example, fillers can be useful - but only for distensible scars.
The gallbladder is a pear-shaped, distensible sac with a volume of about 50 mL in humans.