A study also of the dykes of Somma convinced him that they afforded no support to De Beaumont's idea of a distension of the mass.
These latter cases might be classed under the head of distension.
Sometimes it is due to paralysis of the muscular coat, permitting its distension by food.
It is an expression that seems to me capable of extension and distension.
Flat′ulence, Flat′ulency, distension of the stomach or bowels by gases formed during digestion: windiness, emptiness.
The distension of this capsule can be used to raise the lever (L′).
Exudation cysts arise from the distension of cavities which are not provided with excretory ducts, such as those in the thyreoid.
False tumors produced by spasm of the muscular walls of the stomach may be made to disappear by this distension of the organ.
Annular dilatation is sometimes due to distension just above the seat of a stricture.
Relief is obtained both from the pain and from the sense of distension by expulsion of flatus.
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).
distention dis·ten·tion or dis·ten·sion (dĭ-stěn'shən)
The act of distending or the state of being distended.