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dis·ten·tion

, distension (dis-ten'shŭn), Although distension is historically the more correct spelling, the word is usually spelled distention in the U.S.
The act or state of being distended or stretched.
See also: dilation.
[L. dis-tendo, to stretch apart]

distension

also

distention

(dĭ-stĕn′shən)
n.
The act of distending or the state of being distended.

distension

[disten′shən]
the state of being distended or swollen. Also spelled distention.

dis·ten·tion

, distension (dis-ten'shŭn)
The act or state of being distended or stretched.
See also: dilation
[L. dis-tendo, to stretch apart]

dis·ten·tion

, distension (dis-ten'shŭn)
The act or state of being distended or stretched.
See also: dilation
[L. dis-tendo, to stretch apart]
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After the beginning of the procedure, however, pressure is maintained at the lowest setting capable of achieving adequate distension and providing good visualization.
In the early development of MRE, others proposed routinely using enteroclysis via a nasojejunal tube to administer intra-luminal contrast for superior small-bowel distension.
A month after the initial discomfort was noticed, ventral displacement of the hyoid apparatus, associated with distension of the intermandibular sublingual space and of the gular skin, were observed on oral examination.
If you suddenly find yourself experiencing abdominal distension like you've never had before, it's best to see your doctor.
Dynamic maneuvers such as puffed-cheek distension combined with breath holding can facilitate a better delineation of lesions that have indistinct margins and irregular contours.
The visceromotor responses to colorectal balloon distension (CRD) were measured by abdominal withdrawal reflex (AWR) and electromyographic (EMG) activities.
Dr M Kendrick said the death was due to over distension of the stomach caused by a hearty meal and a considerable quantity of drink.
In my case, the cause is stomach distension caused by wind or allergies.
Scientists are now analyzing specific pores, or channels, through cell membranes that may be responsible for touch perception, hearing and balance, as well as for the body's regulation of blood pressure, lung inflation, gut distension and other physiological processes.
As the lens frames and crops, so this body isolated its own parts and details by muscular acts of distension and contraction that made it into a series of broken instants and fetishized fragments.
In a study of 168 adult patients undergoing CT imaging for abdominal discomfort, drinking milk achieved bowel distension and enhancement comparable to that seen after using the negative contrast agent VoLumen (E-Z-EM), Dr.
Tympanic distension of the abdomen was present with absent bowel sounds but without any peritonism.