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These latter cases might be classed under the head of distension.

It is an expression that seems to me capable of extension and distension.

The distension of this capsule can be used to raise the lever (L′).

No emotion was perceptible on her features—no distension of the eye, no flush of the cheek.

Sometimes it is due to paralysis of the muscular coat, permitting its distension by food.

Hence its distension with food completely blocks up the calibre of the oesophagus.

Annular dilatation is sometimes due to distension just above the seat of a stricture.

False tumors produced by spasm of the muscular walls of the stomach may be made to disappear by this distension of the organ.

Relief is obtained both from the pain and from the sense of distension by expulsion of flatus.

At the last-named location the distension is so great that the mass can be readily felt through the abdominal walls.

WORD ORIGIN

also distension, early 15c., from Middle French distension and directly from Latin distensionem (nominative distensio, distentio), noun of action from past participle stem of distendere (see distend).

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