distensibility


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dis·ten·si·bil·i·ty

(dis-ten'si-bil'i-tē),
The capability of being distended or stretched.
[L. dis- tendo, to stretch apart]

distensibility

[disten′sibil′itē]
Etymology: L, distendere, to stretch
the ability of something to become stretched, dilated, or enlarged.

distensibility

(dĭs-tĕn″sĭ-bĭl′ĭ-tē)
The ability to become distended.
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used carotid and femoral Doppler pulse wave velocity (PWV) and in the present study, we estimated aortic distensibility from echocardiographic measurements of aortic diameter at systole and diastole, and aortic pressure was assessed by brachial cuff blood pressure taken at the time when echocardiographic measurements were made.
The aortic root distensibility was calculated from the pulsatile changes of the echocardiographic aortic diameters and pulse pressure (PP), using the formula: distensibility=2x(AoS-AoD)/(AoDxPP) ([cm.
The following indexes of aortic function were calculated: aortic strain [AS] = 100 x (AoS - AoD) / AoD (12) and aortic distensibility [AD] = 2 x (AoS - AoD) / (AoD x PP) ([cm.
Damage to the arterial wall due to inflammation and atherosclerosis causes decreased arterial distensibility, compliance and elasticity (6).
At 5 years old, the children of mothers who smoked in pregnancy had significantly greater carotid intima-media thickness and lower arterial distensibility than did unexposed offspring.
Excess collagen in hypertensive pulmonary arteries decreases vascular distensibility.
There is often a delay in diagnosis for interstitial pregnancies, as this segment of the fallopian tube has increased distensibility, leading to less pain.
Although we know that the decreased distensibility of the cardiac walls is the cause, the disease cannot be treated properly with today's medicines," Linke added.
Drinking of chokeberry juice from the ecological farm Dzieciolowo and distensibility of brachial artery in men with mild hypercholesterolemia.
13,14) A second likely explanation involves structural anomalies in the vessel wall that increase distensibility, thus reducing nociceptor stimulation.
In this sample, YM and another measure of carotid artery distensibility, the distensibility coefficient (Gamble et al.