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.
The contrast medium iopamidol, 370mg/mL (IOPAMIRO 370, Bracco; Rome, Italy), was diluted 1: 1 with saline solution (0.9%) to a final concentration of 185 mg/mL, and a total of 60 mL was injected, except for 1 specimen that was injected with 30 mL to test the grade of synovial distension.
Se trata de un hecho relevante que ayudara a la distension social en esa entidad y en todo el pais.
Paciente de 34 anos, consulto al hospital por tres semanas de dolor abdominal de tipo colico, distension abdominal, nauseas, vomitos de predominio pospandrial tardio, estos sintomas se exacerbaron en los ultimos tres dias, asociado a cuatro dias de no defecar.
"We already know that fructose is difficult to absorb, but the novelty with this new method, is that we are now able to image the end effect of this mal-absorption which is the distension of the small intestine and colon.
Meena shah said that the higher water intake during the slow eating condition probably caused stomach distension and may have affected food consumption.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most commonly seen functional diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, clinically manifesting as intermittent or continuous attacks of abdominal pain, abdominal distension, and abnormalities of bowel habits and stool [1-4].
Acute colonic pseudoobstruction (ACPO), also known as Ogilvie's syndrome, is characterized by distension of the colon in the absence of a mechanical obstruction.
The rationale behind using an OG tube in anesthesia is that gastric distension increases after bag mask ventilation.
The results showed improvement in general condition of the patients in the terms of improved respiration, decreased abdominal distension and circulation.