Verb(1) become wider(2) cause to expand as it by internal pressure(3) swell from or as if from internal pressure
(1) In other words, put something into the lungs that will put pressure on them and distend them, and at the same time, be safe.(2) The carbon dioxide in soft drinks can distend your stomach.(3) air is introduced into the stomach to distend it(4) The breathing pattern should be observed, and the patient should be asked to distend the abdomen and then flatten it.(5) The thicker and less distensible the arteries are, the greater the load on the heart.(6) Then she noted that its belly was distended , and moved slowly.(7) At present he is thin, has severe jaundice and his body is distended as his own liver has become swollen and hard.(8) This new pressure distends the ventricles, stretching surrounding nerve fibers and compressing the periventricular parenchyma.(9) In abdominal disease the symptom is particularly associated with rapid enlargement of an encapsulated organ or distension of a hollow viscus.(10) What was interesting to note was the distension of some of the large veins on his forehead, and the petechiae over his face.(11) Veins may become visible when the skin is stretched by generalized abdominal distension .(12) In April 2003, a young Kazakhstani boy was taken into hospital for an operation on his unusually distended stomach.(13) This morning, it's a dead bird on the small porch, legs up in the air, claws gripping nothing, stomach distended .(14) Veins are particularly susceptible to gravitational stress due to their distensibility , and blood ├ö├ç├┐pools' in dependent veins when we stand.(15) These veins are very thin walled and distensible .(16) The abdomen was mildly distended , but ascites was not evident.
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Different Formsdistend, distended, distending, distends
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