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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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The addition of intralesional steroid injection to endoscopic dilation into the oesophageal stricture followed by dilation has been reported to prevent stricture recurrence.
The technique of MMC administration included dilation of the stenotic segment with thermoplastic bougies, followed by the injection of 3 mg of MMC, divided into 4 aliquots of 0.75 mg and injected in the four quadrants at the stenosis level [11] (Figure 1).
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.
Unlike dilation, erosion is not commutative, much like how addition is commutative while subtraction is not [5].
According to the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) guidelines published in 2013 and 1999, respectively, initial therapy of choice for achalasia for patients with low surgical risk should be either graded pneumatic dilation or laparoscopic myotomy, based on the patient's preference and physician expertise.
We are particularly interested in defining the two fundamental operations in the morphologic paradigm: the dilation and the erosion.
One study plotted the course of labor in centimeters of dilation over time in 500 nulliparous pregnant women.
Endoscopic management of tracheal stenosis is most often performed by serial rigid dilation or laser therapy, but these efforts are plagued by restenosis rates of 40 to 80%.
In the dilations lesson, these early activities (which Flynn et al., (2004) call "exploratory activities") were likely when students practiced finding the area and perimeter in their base groups, considered the rationale for the day's lesson and created the graphic organizer about the three dilated images.
Common surgical treatments include widening of the urethra ("dilation"); bladder distention ("hydrodistention"), in which the bladder is filled with water to a high pressure; and bladder instillation, in which chemicals are put into the bladder (including silver nitrate, oxychlorosene [Chlorpactin WCS-90], and the organic solvent dimethyl sulfoxide [DMSO]).
Indeed, TNF-[alpha], IL-6, and IL-1 can stimulate microvascular dilation, alter leukocyte dynamics and increase microvascular permeability (Baudry et al.
When Schneider turns his searchlight to the human face, the erotic aspect of this triangular machination of a photographer unhinged from his camera becomes fully apparent, and an unexpected dilation takes place: like the pupils that record the seance in a luminous graph, the visage swells, sometimes beyond the reaches of the frame.