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Synonyms for dilator

a muscle or nerve that dilates or widens a body part

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a drug that causes dilation

a surgical instrument that is used to dilate or distend an opening or an organ


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The EZDilate balloon dilator is an important addition to the Olympus EndoTherapy line-up because it allows for completion of the full portfolio of core device offerings for gastroenterologists.
Nephrostomy tract dilation using a balloon dilator in percutaneous renal surgery: Experience with 95 cases and comparison with the fascial dilator system.
material, the CRE Wireguided Balloon Dilator is designed to deliver three distinct, pressure-controlled diameters in a single balloon, allowing gradual dilation of strictures.
Lower pole percutaneous access was achieved and the tract was dilated to a 30-French size using a balloon dilator.
Food and Drug Administration has cleared an expanded use indication for the CRE (TM) Wireguided Balloon Dilator for endoscopic dilation of the Sphincter of Oddi following sphincterotomy.
The tract was dilated with Amplatz (Cook Medical, Bloomington, IN) dilators to a diameter of 12F to facilitate the insertion of a high-pressure balloon dilator with a 30F sheath (Nephromax, Boston Scientific, Boston, MA).
Cook Medical continues to innovate in the endoscopy market with Hercules[TM], the strongest three-stage balloon dilator for benign and malignant strictures in the esophagus.
Hogan and I were the first GI fellows to use the through-the-scope balloon dilators.
Balloon dilators allow the expansion force to be directed radially with even pressure across the entire stenotic segment.