Definition of Distentions

1. distention [n] - See also: distention



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Distentions

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distended
distender
distenders
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distensibility
distensible
distension
distensions
distent
distention
distention cyst
distention ulcer
distentions (current term)
distermination
disthene
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Literary usage of Distentions

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1. Observations on Man, His Frame, His Duty, and His Expectations by David Hartley (1834)
"We are also to consider, that in all considerable distentions there is an increase of friction between the vessels and circulating fluids, and consequently ..."

2. The New Englander by William Lathrop Kingsley (1875)
"... below, or between the folds would have been seen amongst compressions and distentions, the effect not of inward pain, but of external pressure. ..."

3. New Englander and Yale Review by Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight (1875)
"... below, or between the folds would have been seen amongst compressions and distentions, the effect not of inward pain, but of external pressure. ..."

4. Respiration by John Scott Haldane (1922)
"... inference was drawn that repeated distention of the lungs produces a summed vagus effect resulting in vagus apnoea after the distentions have ceased. ..."

5. A Compendious system of midwifery: Chiefly Designed to Facilitate the by William Dewees (1853)
"... and that, in the moderate distentions of the bladder, the peritoneum leaves completely the vagina, and applies itself to the bladder. It is also true, ..."

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