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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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Nephrostomy tract dilation using a balloon dilator in percutaneous renal surgery: Experience with 95 cases and comparison with the fascial dilator system.
Here, viscerotomy was created by maximum distension of CRE balloon dilator with normal saline.
-- The 100 million snorers in the United States are the market for Silent Snooz Nasal Dilators from Incredible Scents Inc.
The findings suggest that sildenafil and other vessel dilators that show a benefit in the lungs could benefit such sickle-cell patients, he says.
If there's not enough light entering your eye--the dilator muscle pulls the pupil open wider, letting in more light.
Patients are given three sizes of dilators and are advised to use dilation therapy for 5 min/day for up to 3 years.
O'Kroy and the team of researchers found no significant differences between the placebo and the active nasal dilator regarding the total work of breathing.
Sexual intercourse and dilator use can lengthen the vagina, as can dilator therapy.
Although nasal dilator strips are known to decrease resistance to airflow and have been shown to help people with breathing while they sleep, athletic performance is a different matter.
If using sEMG use a continuous mode for the resting baseline while inserting the dilator.
I inserted a teat dilator with center insert into the affected teat.
We came up with a new idea and used a 16 F ureteral dilator out of the ureteral dilator set made by Cook (AQ 076000).This is cut at the tip to allow the passage of 5 French J stent and also shortened to a length of 20 cm from its original length of 60 cm (Fig.