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di luh tay shuhn

  • n  the state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions
  • n  the act of expanding an aperture

  • Indeed, when the arteries of a few patients were re-examined a month or so after balloon dilatation, doctors could not see where the original narrowings had been.
  • In the first twelve weeks abortion is usually done by "D and C"dilatation of the cervix and curettage (scraping) of the womb lining.
  • Several IUCDS are flexible, such as those of plastic (a special polyethylene), silk or nylon thread, and can usually be inserted without dilatation of the cervix.
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  • Cordis Announces Additional Sizes of SLEEK® OTW Platform
    Cordis Corporation announced the European CE marking and U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of additional sizes of its SLEEK® OTW platform, a 0.014 inch ultra-low profile percutaneous transluminal angioplasty dilatation catheter.
    June 24, 2013 - Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

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