dilatation

(redirected from toxic dilatation of colon)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

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 periodicals archive ?
DISTRIBUTION OF PATIENTS BY CLINICAL FEATURES, N=183 Main Comparative Clinical forms group group Solitary polyps 33 19 Multiple polyps 18 27 Diffuse polyposis 43 28 Out of them Peutz-Jeghers syndrome 9 2 Malignant polyposis 8 7 Distal part of intestine 70 65 Left side 12 6 Subtotal 3 4 Total 17 6 Villous polyps 14 9 Adenomatous 35 22 Adenopapillomatous 27 18 Hyperplastic 10 11 Proliferative 5 9 Cancer in situ 11 13 Complications Posthemorragic anemia 22 31 Cachexy 7 2 Strictures 6 3 Chronic colonic ileus 7 11 Malignization 10 5 Toxic dilatation of colon 2 1 Acute colonic ileus (intussusception) 3 5 Bleeding from rectum 35 32 Colonic perforation 1 1 TABLE 3.