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dilation

 [di-la´shun]
1. the act of dilating or stretching.
3. an increase in the diameter of a circular structure, such as the pupil.
dilation and curettage D and C; expanding of the ostium uteri to permit scraping of the walls of the uterus. See also abortion.

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]

dilation

(dī-lā′shən, dĭ-)
n.
1.
a. The act of expanding or enlarging or the state of being expanded or enlarged: dilation of the cervix during labor.
b. The condition of being abnormally expanded or enlarged, as of an organ, orifice, or tubular structure in the body.
2. A lengthy spoken or written discussion on a topic: "an Edith Whartonesque dilation on a social class steeped in hypocrisy" (Caroline Seebohm).

dilation

Ophthalmology A process by which the pupil is temporarily enlarged with mydriatics to improve visualization of the fundus

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.

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.
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Some of the key players profiled in the Sinus Dilation Devices market include Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc., Smith & Nephew plc, Intersect ENT, Inc., Stryker, Olympus Corporation, Medtronic, Acclarent, Inc.
All eligible patients were randomly assigned (1:1:1:1:1) to receive balloon dilation for 0, 30, 60, 180, or 300 s after deep bile duct cannulation.
The addition of intralesional steroid injection to endoscopic dilation into the oesophageal stricture followed by dilation has been reported to prevent stricture recurrence.
Medical professionals deem the dilation and evacuation method the safest way to perform an abortion, and reproductive rights groups have said this ban would subject women to an unnecessary medical procedure.
D: The left frontal recess is viewed 2 years after the balloon dilation.
The aim of this prospective study was to assess the efficacies of laminaria, vaginal misoprostol, and mechanical dilator applications before surgical intervention with regard to the optimal cervical dilation and severity of pain in first-trimester pregnant women with missed abortion.
Patients were considered refractory to endoscopic treatment when we observed the recurrence of the stricture and dysphagia after two consecutive endoscopic dilation treatments to 15 mm.
The temperature control system of the TSTM is similar to that of the Dilation Rig.
Similar to that of rock joint surface shear, different degrees of dilation similar to that of rock joint interface are observed during the shear test of binary-medium interface.
The isolated malformations of the right atrium reported in the literature are very rare cardiac abnormalities, including the following morphological types of disease: diffusely enlarged right atrium (idiopathic enlargement or dilation of the right atrium), single or multiple saccular diverticula of the right atrium, giant right atrial aneurysm (GRAA), right atrial diverticulum (DERA), and aneurysms arising from a part of the right atrium or the coronary sinus [1-3].
With improved techniques and wider applications, balloon angioplasty for pulmonary (artery) stenosis has become a reliable alternative to surgical management in many centers around the world.[8],[9] The comprehensive benefits of balloon dilation during the postprocedure follow-up provided positive clinical impacts and recommendations.
The article concludes that Eyenovia's micro-dose delivery of topical phenylephrine achieves comparable dilation results with a dose one-quarter the volume of a conventional pipette eye dropper.