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(dī'lā-tŏr), This abridgment of dilatator is not correct Latin and is not recognized in TA.
1. An instrument designed to enlarge a hollow structure or opening.
See also: bougie.
2. A muscle that pulls open an orifice.
See also: bougie.
3. A substance that causes dilation or enlargement of an opening or the lumen of a hollow structure.
See also: bougie.
Synonym(s): dilatator
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(dĭl′ə-tā′tər, dī′lə-)
A dilator.
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1. Instrument designed to enlarge a hollow structure or opening.
2. Muscle that pulls open an orifice.
3. Substance that causes dilation or enlargement of an opening or the lumen of a hollow structure.
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A high-pressure balloon dilator (Nephromax[TM] Microvasive, Boston Scientific Corporation, Natick, MA, U.S.) or telescopic dilatators were used for tract dilatation.
In contrast, our results show dilatators response of 70%in Girella laevifrons and 60% were observed in Isacia conceptionis, in MA, and dilation close to 40% in DA in both species.
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