Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to distended: obscuring
See: inflated
References in periodicals archive ?
Abdomen on examination was distended and tender to palpation all over but more specifically in the right lumbar and iliac fossa region.
A 3-year-old male American kestrel (Falco sparverius) was referred to College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, from the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores (Pine Knoll Shores, NC, USA) after a 10day history of decreased appetite, described as eating only organ and muscle meat, weight loss, distended coelom, and decreased casting.
Contrast was again injected through the catheter and the rectum was successfully distended.
2], grossly distended abdomen (initially mistaken for gravid abdomen).
patients claim: The patient has a large abdominal scar and a chronically distended abdomen.
Abdomen was distended with audible gut sound and tympanic percussion node.
The 25cm fibroid, which weighed as much as a newborn, had distended Sarah's abdomen to the size of an advanced pregnant womb.
5 mm to grasp difficult structures, such as distended gall bladders, and the 30 cm proprietary steel shaft provides the strength and rigidity needed for secure tissue retraction.
However, whatever his good intentions, Yee trumpets his motivational messages in an overtly preachy way, and the yarn is far too long and distended.
Fish brought to the surface from depths greater than about 25 feet often exhibit signs of barotrauma--a distended swim bladder and bulging eyes--caused by the change in water pressure.
Ultrasonography of the abdomen and pelvis showed distended bowel loops with possibility of faecal impaction in colon hindering proper evaluation of the gravid uterus.