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Called a protocol automated insufflation system, the pounds 7,000 equipment gives a complete examination of a patient's colon by distending the colon to give a clearer scan.
For those with tumors larger than 10 cm or multiple tumors, there was some sweating, local distending and fever, but no significant changes of liver function.
We postulate that the vigorous mask ventilation using the AMBU bag caused excessive air to enter his stomach, distending it, and causing an air leak through his gastric ulcer.
Elasticity is a combination of the ability of piece of a polymer to be uniaxially deformed to several times its original length and the ability to quickly retract back to its original dimension when the distending force is removed.
While Wonham reminds us that Chesnutt chaffed against the liabilities of dialect fiction and sought to escape the subgenre, dialect stories receive most of Wonham's critical and celebratory energies, potentially distending further what he calls the "awkward shape" of Chesnutt's career, especially for the less initiated reader who might not know about the dozens of non-dialect stories not considered in the volume.
More important, by distending established legal authority, the IRS is seemingly making improper use of a revenue procedure to expand the definition of a method of accounting.
Insufflation is the process of distending a portion of the GI tract for visual inspection.
He added: "I saw the film a couple of nights ago and my lips are like the lips of a horse, kind of distending away from my face, trying to encompass the lower half of her's.