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distended

Medtalk Enlarged, bloated. Cf Nondistended.
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Radiographs of the abdomen showed multiple air-fluid levels with distended small-bowel loops.
This new book consists of the following elements: some lectures and speeches by Libeskind, often to lay audiences, usually helpful and intelligent where comprehensible, but occasionally questionable and silly and often quite repetitive; some few architectural drawings too small to read properly; some photographs, largely close-ups of nastily-built models; and many pages of drivel, for which the following example will suffice: 'The Eve of the Chicken is a phrase that moves toward the distended axiom, in which motion stalls at its maximum ridicules the movement of the cosmos'.
He lost two and a half stone and could not stand up because of a distended stomach while in hospital.
The pregnant multi-millionairesses, who have wasted no opportunity to reveal every inch of their distended abdomens, bulged out after their appearance in the Royal Variety Show looking like badly wrapped haggis.
Who knows, in twenty years, music videos could be showcasing disaffected white adolescent bands wearing bibbed overalls with barbed wire suspenders eerily warbling their hormonally poisoned poetry through distended vocal cords stretched by skull-head mosaic tribal neck rings.
High fiber diets keep the colon distended, which helps to prevent spasms from developing.
With torsion, the distended caecum rotates about its longitudinal axis and with retroflexion, caecum folds dorsally or ventrally in ileocaecal region, resulting in cranial orientation of apex.
Also, if the bladder is distended with fluid when looking for defects, it pays to wait a few minutes before decompressing, as small leaks may gradually deflate the bladder and alert the surgeon to the need for further investigation.
You pass a lot of gas and your lower abdomen feels distended. It''s worse after eating dairy products.
This report describes a case of dysgerminoma in a 21-year-old eastern rosella (Platycercus eximius eximius) that presented with dyspnea and a severely distended coelom.