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Dilatation

Synonym(s)

  • dilation
  • distention
  • ectasia
  • pathological dilatation

Definition(s)

The condition of an anatomical structure's being dilated beyond normal dimensions.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

The presence of dilations in tissues or organs, usually attributable to a pathophysiologic process.

Definition from: Metathesaurus Names via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: November 24, 2014