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dilate

 [di´lāt]
to stretch an opening or hollow structure beyond its normal dimensions.

di·late

(dī'lāt), Avoid the mispronunciation dī'ă-lāt.
To perform or undergo dilation.

dilate

verb To stretch or enlarge a tubular structure—e.g., a duct or artery, or a hollow viscus.

di·late

(dī'lāt)
To perform or undergo dilation.

Dilate

To enlarge, open wide, or distend.
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with equality if and only if K and L are dilates. The definition of [L.sub.p]-radial addition, together with (31), yields Gardner's Brunn-Minkowski inequality for p-radial addition (see [37]).
To perform has no other aim but to dilate the body, which is the process of a body's becoming particles, or becoming molecular of all kinds.
Bulgular: Idiyopatik dilate kardiyomiyopatili hastalar kontrol bireyleri ile karsilastirildiklari zaman her bir major epikardiyal koroner arter icin TIMI kare sayisi onemli olarak yuksek bulundu (Sol on inen koroner arter icin duzeltilmis, TIMI kare sayisi: 37.0 [+ or -] 12.5 ve 28.7 [+ or -] 11.6, sirasiyla, p<0.001; sol sirkumfleks koroner arter: 37.7[+ or -]12.1 ve 31.0[+ or -]12.5, sirasiyla, p=0.003; sag koroner arter: 37.4 [+ or -] 12.6 ve 30.7[+ or -]11.6, sirasiyla, p=0.003).
Nitric oxide may limit the sickling of blood cells, prevent cells from sticking to vessel walls, or dilate peripheral blood vessels, says Mark T.
Drugs that dilate arteries and break up clots can delay the inevitable for some people.
Now, the scientists report in the March 21 Nature, they have solved both the paradox-how blood vessels dilate even though red blood cells are filled with a potent vasoconstrictor, hemoglobin-and the larger mystery.
Physicians routinely give patients digitalis to enhance pumping power, diuretics to eliminate fluid buildup, and drugs known as ACE-inhibitors to dilate blood vessels.
As early as 1959, others had noticed that Down's patients react strongly to chemicals that block transmission of the nervous system messenger acetylcholine: Their pupils dilate and their heart rates increase more than normal.
Allergens can trigger the body's release of an excessive amount of chemicals including histamine, that dilates or expands blood vessels.
WATERMELON The active ingredient is called and this also works by increasing levels of nitric which again dilates your blood vessels and so lowers blood pressure.
Levosimendan dilates blood vessels to improve blood flow and increases the heart's sensitivity to calcium, which intensifies contractions and boosts pumping capacity.
Joachimides, a veteran impresario of such '80s extravaganzas as "A New Spirit in Painting" and "Zeitgeist." The show dilates on four themes: Strong Images, Critical Viewpoints, Emerging Peripheries, and The Athens Effect--which doesn't tell you much, although it does sound very right now/yesterday.