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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of expanding by pressure from within; The state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions.

Usage examples (35)
  • Physical assessment will determine the presence or absence of bowel sounds, flatus, or abdominal distention.
  • Sharp division of the gall-bladder causes no pain, but distention, which is the gall-bladder's most common pathologic state, produces pain.
  • For all these cases may be reduced by ordinary distention.
  • But all these cases may be reduced by ordinary distention. for more
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