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patulous

 [pat´u-lus]
spread widely apart; open; distended.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pa·tent

(pā'tĕnt), Avoid the mispronunciation păt'ent.
Open or exposed.
Synonym(s): patulous
[L. patens, pres. p. of pateo, to lie open]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

pa·tent

(pā'tĕnt)
Open or exposed.
Synonym(s): patulous.
[L. patens, pres. p. of pateo, to lie open]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

patulous

Spreading apart or expanded.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

pa·tent

(pā'tĕnt)
Open or exposed.
[L. patens, pres. p. of pateo, to lie open]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Esophagogastroduodenoscopy performed for the evaluation of dysphagia showed patulous UES (Figures 1 and 2) with normal esophageal mucosa.
The need for cemented stems or the more difficult and costly "Ling technique" could be avoided with their use in tumor surgery, hip fracture management, and total hip replacements associated with osteoporosis or a patulous femora in both primary and revision settings.
Fevers are produced by "atoms Hostile to the Texture of our bloud, which rushing in through the more patulous passages of the Body, or stealing in through the less visible pores, do frequently alter, and contaminate this Aetherial Liquor" (Aimatiasis, 49, 13).
Significant findings were identified in 10 of 20 procedures (50%), including two cases of diverticulum, two Candida esophagitis, two hiatal hernia, two patulous esophagus, two abnormal motility, two Barrett's esophagus, and one achalasia, said Dr.
They included two cases of diverticulum, two candida esophagitis, two hiatal hernia, two patulous esophagus, two abnormal motility, two Barrett's esophagus, and one achalasia, reported Dr.
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.
The possible etiologies that may lead to tinnitus include auditory alteration-related conditions (presbycusis, acoustic trauma, noise-induced hearing loss, sudden hearing loss, Meniere's disease, and otosclerosis), somatosensory-auditory interactions (patulous eustachian tube, middle ear myoclonus, spasm of stapedius muscle or tensor tympani, and typewriter tinnitus), and psychiatric disorders (depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder) [4].
Her team wrote on her Facebook account: "Celine has been dealing with a condition in her middle ear known as Patulous Eustachian tube, which causes hearing irregularities, and makes it extremely difficult to sing.
The 'My Heart Will Go On' songstress, who was scheduled to perform in March and April, on Wednesday said she has been dealing with a condition in her middle ear known as Patulous Eustachian tube.
She was suffering for more than a year from a middle ear condition known as Patulous Eustachian tube, "which causes hearing irregularities, and makes it extremely difficult to sing." While she has been minimizing the effects of the condition with medications, the singer has to now undergo a "minimally invasive surgical procedure."