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distend

 [dis-tend´]
to expand outward owing to pressure from within.

distend

(dĭ-stĕnd′)
v. dis·tended, dis·tending, dis·tends
v.intr.
To swell out or expand, especially from internal pressure: The puppies ate until their stomachs distended.
v.tr.
To cause to expand, especially from internal pressure; dilate: Fluid distends a blister.

dis·ten′si·ble (dĭ-stĕn′sə-bəl) adj.
dis·ten′si·bil′i·ty n.

distend

(dĭ-stĕnd′) [L. distendere, to stretch out]
1. To stretch out.
2. To become inflated.
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Moderate scars that are distensible, like level 3 scars, generally need lifting.
However, in diastolic heart failure, compared with systolic heart failure, the ratio of large, distensible N2A isoforms small, rigid N2B isoforms to was found to decrease [19].
Veins are highly distensible vessels and can stretch to accommodate increased volumes of blood, but capillaries are more vulnerable to increased venous pressure.
The membranous posterior tracheal wall, however, shows less evidence of reduction in blood flow because it is more distensible than the cartilaginous antero-lateral wall.
"They have a distensible crop, a storage organ that enables them to eat more than 100 percent of their body weight in one or more sittings," says Helf.
Self-extension is the term that refers to the centered African idea that the self in actuality is distensible horizontally and vertically as just described as a function of consubstantiation in Ka or spirit (Azibo, 1996b).
Women are particularly susceptible to varicose disease because vein walls and valves periodically become more distensible under the influence of cyclic increases in progesterone10,11.
Tankersley concluded that leptin treatment restored the composition of the myosin to normal levels and that this change allowed the diaphragm of the obese treated mice to be more distensible and resist muscle fatigue.
Fluid transport through flexible tubes by means of progressive wave of area contraction or expansion, which propagates along the length of the distensible tube, has been the subject of scientific and engineering research since the first investigation of Latham (1966).
The transport of fluids by means of a progressive wave of area contraction or expansion along the walls of a distensible duct containing liquid or mixture in both the mechanical and physiological situations, has been the subject or engineering and scientific research for over four decades since the first investigation of Latham (1966).
The Anaconda device is a distensible rubber tube anchored to the seabed which floats just beneath the surface of the sea and is squeezed by passing ocean waves.
Large increases in RV volume work can be accommodated with relatively little increase in RV wall tension, as the thin-walled RV is much more distensible than the LV.