distensibility


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dis·ten·si·bil·i·ty

(dis-ten'si-bil'i-tē),
The capability of being distended or stretched.
[L. dis- tendo, to stretch apart]

distensibility

(dĭs-tĕn″sĭ-bĭl′ĭ-tē)
The ability to become distended.
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IMT: intima-media thickness; DC: distensibility coefficient; CC: compliance coefficient; PWV: pulse wave velocity; HDL: high density lipoprotein; LDL: low density lipoprotein; HbA1c: hemoglobin A1c; BMI: body mass index; SBP: systolic blood pressure; and DBP: diastolic blood pressure.
Aortic distensibility (DIS) and Aortic stiffness [beta] index ([beta]SI) were calculated according to the previously proposed and evaluated equations (28-31) as;
(27) Joint hypermobility syndrome is a connective tissue disorder condition which includes the increased distensibility of joints in the absence of rheumatological disease.
(2001) Arterial distensibility and physical activity in the ARIC study.
This may arise from destruction of existing component and increased distensibility of corneal tissue with sliding of collagen fibres or collagen lamellae or combination of these mechanisms.
Carotidfemoral PWV which is reported to be a gold-standard measurement of arterial stiffness is a non-invasive measurement of the distensibility of the aorta (9) and is strongly associated with atherosclerosis (10).
IL-15 activates CD4(+) T cells to produce cytokines that act on eosinophils.22 Not only that caliber of esophagus is small in patients with EoE as demonstrated in radiological studies but esophageal distensibility has been shown to be reduced in these patients.23,24 The features of fibrosis in EoE include uniformity and hyalinization, whereas the fibrosis in GERD is predominantly associated with lymphoid tissue.25
[8-11] In addition, decreased carotid distensibility, increased arterial thickness, and presence of calcifications and plaques often coexist in the same subject.
Strictures were located as segment of reduced distensibility on injection of saline.
It is the rarest variety of tubal pregnancy because of the thick and vascular musculature of uterine wall with greater distensibility the fetus grows dissecting the muscle fibre for a longer period (12-14 weeks) before rupture.
[24] The cause of decline of various respiratory parameters in obesity may be due to decrease in distensibility of chest wall and is the cause for the alterations in ventilatory volume and flow.