distension


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dis·ten·sion

also dis·ten·tion  (dĭ-stĕn′shən)
n.
The act of distending or the state of being distended.

[Middle English distensioun, from Old French, from Latin distēnsiō, distēnsiōn-, alteration of distentiō, from distentus, past participle of distendere, to distend; see distend.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.distension - the act of expanding by pressure from within
enlargement, expansion - the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
2.distension - 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
Translations

distension

[dɪsˈtenʃən] Ndistensión f, dilatación f, hinchazón f

distension

nBlähen nt; (of stomach)(Auf)blähung f
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But supplementary to this, it has hypothetically occurred to me, that as ordinary fish possess what is called a swimming bladder in them, capable, at will, of distension or contraction; and as the Sperm Whale, as far as I know, has no such provision in him; considering, too, the otherwise inexplicable manner in which he now depresses his head altogether beneath the surface, and anon swims with it high elevated out of the water; considering the unobstructed elasticity of its envelop; considering the unique interior of his head; it has hypothetically occurred to me, I say, that those mystical lung-celled honeycombs there may possibly have some hitherto unknown and unsuspected connexion with the outer air, so as to be susceptible to atmospheric distension and contraction.
In his eyes lurked a look of perfectly remorseless irony, as though he had been provided with an extremely experienced soul; and the slightest distension of his nostrils would give to his bronzed face a look of extraordinary boldness.
Weller; and it was lucky he did say it, or his cheeks must inevitably have cracked, from their most unnatural distension.
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A Levin tube was inserted to drain gastric contents for preventing aspiration due to preoperative computed tomography images which showed gastric and intestinal distension and clotted brown fluid rained intermittently from this tube.
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Paciente posmenopausica de 49 anos que ingreso al servicio de urgencias por el primer episodio de dolor abdominal difuso tipo colico, de una semana de duracion asociado a distension abdominal, constipacion, obstipacion y varios episodios emeticos en los ultimos 3 dias; no ha tenido perdida de peso, sangrado vaginal, ni fiebre.
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