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also dis·ten·tion  (dĭ-stĕn′shən)
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.]
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or dis•ten•sion

(dɪˈstɛn ʃən)

the act of distending or the state of being distended.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.distention - 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.distention - the act of expanding by pressure from within
enlargement, expansion - the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
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By this excess of heat it obtains a larger distention, and inflates the balloon more.
Its prevalence has increased over the past several decades and is particularly high in adult female patients under 50 years of age.1-5 IBS-C is characterized by frequent abdominal pain and altered bowel habits with predominant constipation; additional symptoms include bloating and distention.
An observable increase in the size of your abdomen (distention)
The most common adverse reactions (less than 5%) were diarrhoea, nausea, abdominal pain, fatigue, vomiting, rash, stomatitis, decreased appetite, muscle spasms, dyspepsia, AST or ALT increase, nail disorder, dry skin, abdominal distention, weight loss, and urinary tract infection.
Symptoms include diarrhoea, abdominal distention, malabsorption, loss of appetite and failure to grow normally.
Although abdominal ultrasound (US) is used initially for diagnosis of malrotation, the appearance of abnormal positioning of superior mesenteric artery (SMA) and vein (SMV), whirlpool sign of SMA and duodenal distention in computerize tomography (CT) are characteristic findings for definitive diagnosis [1].
He further remarked that as a chancellor whenever he goes to a convocation to any medical institution, most of the Gold Medals and Distention's are won by the girls who have not only beaten the boys but virtually knocked out them.
It was observed that a temperature greater or at 43 degrees Celsius at the surface of the skin at acupoint ST36 decreased gastric distention induced reflex increases in blood pressure.
Clinical manifestations consist of abdominal pain and/or distention, dyspepsia, vomiting, constipation, and weight loss.
We present a case of 4 month old infant who presented with abdominal distention. Contrast enhanced CT demonstrated typical features of diffuse infantile hepatic hemangiomas.
Good distention of the collecting system and ureters with excreted contrast aids in detecting urothelial tumors.
A 3-year-old female chicken presented for a 3week history of progressive coelomic distention. Over the 36 hours prior to presentation, the patient was lethargic, showed progressive weakness, and had a decreased appetite.