distend


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become wider

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cause to expand as it by internal pressure

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swell from or as if from internal pressure

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We were moving slowly up the river as the creature bore down upon us with distended jaws.
Round like a distended balloon, he opened his short, thick arms, as if in a pathetically hopeless attempt to embrace and hug to his breast a self-regenerated universe.
The caecum has the largest diameter and requires the least amount of pressure to distend (10).
This fold made it impossible to generate the pressure required to distend the distal rectum; therefore, the Foley catheter was advanced so that the tip was beyond the fold (Figure 5).
A disorder similar to TURP syndrome may occur in women undergoing endometrial ablation that utilizes irrigation fluids such as Glycine 1.5% to distend the uterine cavity and to improve surgical visualization.
ISLAMABAD -- Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) in two different cases recovered 9 kilograms and 250 grams heroin distend for United Kingdom by two British-Pakistani Nationals at Islamabad International Airport.
Islets were isolated using a liberase enzyme prepared in HBSS buffer which was injected into the common bile duct to distend the pancreas.
"Most people have been taught to use a certain number of liters of [CO.sub.2] to distend the abdomen, but that does not necessarily determine an adequate peritoneum.
Elevated abdominal pressure required during minimally invasive procedures pushes the smoke and other matter through the filtration system along with the carbon dioxide gas used to distend the abdominal cavity.
However liquids should be consumed slowly as drinking too much too quickly could distend the stomach and worsen the nausea.
The experienced specialist was asked to distend the child's stomach, but
Also, the fact that the joint capsule does not distend freely creates high intra-articular pressure and favors the dissemination of infection through the lymphatics and into adjacent tissue.
In women with polycystic ovary syndrome, immature eggs distend the ovaries, leading to infertility.
The key to the Journal article's message is the intimation that IRS agents will distend Rev.
Where the rules "clearly" but unreasonably distend the scope of New Jersey's taxing authority and thereby clearly' but improperly undercut the protections accorded out-of-state businesses by Public Law No.