distension distension

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of expanding by pressure from within
  2. (n) the state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The key to volumetrics, Rolls explains, is to consume foods that are high in volume but not in calories in order to stimulate the digestive system's distension nerves.
  2. Their pictorial construction is achieved almost entirely through color: the weight of a red, the brooding distension of a purplish sea against a blue headland.
  3. Symptoms usually include diarrhea, gas distension and pain.

News

  • SIBO: A Four-Letter Word for Bloating

    When gut bacteria do manage to take hold and form larger-than-normal colonies in the small intestines, it results in Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, often referred to as SIBO, or just plain "overgrowth." SIBO is associated with all manners of digestive misery -- including abdominal bloating and distension, discomfort/tightness soon after eating, excess belching, excess flatulence, nausea ...
    on March 25, 2014     Source: U.S.News & World Report LP via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  • "I was warming up this morning with Safin and I felt a pain in my back," Nalbandian said. "I saw the doctor after and he told me it was a distension a little bit in the muscle so I need rest for three or four days and see how it goes."
    on Jan 8, 2008 By: David Nalbandian Source: The Australian

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