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patulous

 [pat´u-lus]
spread widely apart; open; distended.

pa·tent

(pā'tĕnt), Avoid the mispronunciation păt'ent.
Open or exposed.
Synonym(s): patulous
[L. patens, pres. p. of pateo, to lie open]

patulous

/pat·u·lous/ (pat´u-lus) spread widely apart; open; distended.

patulous

[pat′yələs]
Etymology: L, patulus, open
pertaining to something that is open or spread apart.

pa·tent

(pā'tĕnt)
Open or exposed.
Synonym(s): patulous.
[L. patens, pres. p. of pateo, to lie open]

patulous

Spreading apart or expanded.

pa·tent

(pā'tĕnt)
Open or exposed.
[L. patens, pres. p. of pateo, to lie open]

patulous

spread widely apart; open; distended.
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These include abdominal distension; a tight, empty rectum with palpable feces; a gush of liquid stool and air from the rectum after a finger is inserted; occult blood in the stool; weak lower extremities; an absent anal wink; a patulous anus; flat buttocks; and a pilonidal dimple.
In cases of epistaxis with or without nasal packing, blood can reflux into the middle ear via a patulous eustachian tube.
In cases where there was excessive fluid efflux due to a patulous os, the catheter balloon was inflated in the cervical os with 1-3 ml of fluid to prevent efflux and visualize the endometrial lining properly.
The disadvantage to this approach, however, is the likelihood of needing to continually change syringes if polyp removal or another treatment is needed, or if the patient has a patulous cervix and transcervical fluid loss occurs.
develop into a single, patulous, stellate pit or pore, with or without a central keratinous plug.