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dilatation

 [dil″ah-ta´shun]
1. the condition, as of an orifice or tubular structure, of being dilated or stretched beyond normal dimensions by medications or instrumentation.
2. the act of dilating or stretching.
dilatation of the heart compensatory enlargement of the cavities of the heart, with thinning of the walls.

di·la·tion

(dī-lā'shŭn),
1. Physiologic or artificial enlargement of a hollow structure or opening.
2. The act of stretching or enlarging an opening or the lumen of a hollow structure.
Synonym(s): dilatation
[L. dilato, pp. dilatatus, to spread out, dilate]

dilatation

/dil·a·ta·tion/ (dil″ah-ta´shun)
1. the condition, as of an orifice or tubular structure, of being dilated or stretched beyond normal dimensions.
2. the act of dilating or stretching.

dilatation of the heart  compensatory enlargement of the cavities of the heart, with thinning of its walls.
segmental dilatation  dilatation of a portion of a tubular structure, such as the intestine, the segments on either side of the dilatation being of normal caliber.

dilatation

(dĭl′ə-tā′shən, dī′lə-)
n.
Dilation.

dil′a·ta′tion·al adj.

dilatation

See dilation.

dilatation

Widening. This may be a normal process or may imply stretching beyond normal dimensions, either as part of a disease process or as a deliberate surgical act.

dilatation

pathological or artificial enlargement of a blood vessel

di·la·tion

, dilatation (dī-lā'shŭn, dil'ă-tā'shŭn)
1. Physiologic or artificial enlargement of a hollow structure or opening.
2. Stretching an opening of a hollow structure.

dilatation, dilation

1. the condition, as of an orifice or tubular structure, of being dilated or stretched beyond normal dimensions.
2. the act of dilating or stretching. See under anatomical location, e.g. esophageal, cardiac, intestinal, gastric, pupillary.

dilatation-torsion syndrome
see gastric dilatation-volvulus.