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Distension

Distension

The act or state of being distended or stretched.

See: dilation.

Origin: L. Dis-tendo, to stretch apart


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Re: Stomach bloating and weight gain

... went clothes shopping with me and expressed the opinion that something was not normal with my abdomen. Unlike many who have posted, my distension doesn't come and go with food consumption - I always look about 7 months pregnant. It doesn't wax and wane. I have a physical coming up and ...

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by repagain
Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:41 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
Replies: 453
Views: 2703308

Re: Stomach bloating and weight gain

... of which have made an ounce of difference to my phantom pregnancy (I look around 4 months pregnant). I have that same, hard, round basketballish distension that others describe. Subsequently, I have been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome and am on the Pill to combat that. I am unhappy ...

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by Girl18
Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:58 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
Replies: 453
Views: 2703308

Re: Stomach bloating and weight gain

Hi, I'm 48 and have dealt with stomach bloat/distension and looking pregnant. Since I've let my gray hair grow in, noone has said 'congratulations' or asked me when I'm due. What a relief. Anyway, I stopped drinking Coca Cola and started drinking ...

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by cindyhunter
Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:42 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
Replies: 453
Views: 2703308

What is the hiccups?

... off, there is a long list of medical or physiological disorders that are associated with hiccups and seem to cause them. The most common by far is distension or expansion of the stomach and movement of stomach acid into the esophagus. After that, a disease or irritation in the thorax could be to ...

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by kiekyon
Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:20 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: What is the hiccups?
Replies: 16
Views: 10072

bainbridge reflex

... about the bainbridge reflex and barorecptors effect on HR. Bainbridge responds to increased atrial volume( ie, increase venous returen) or atrial distension and it actually increases heart rate in turn. The barorecpetors on the other hand feel the strech and increased blood return and decrease ...

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by aks42
Sat Mar 25, 2006 5:49 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: bainbridge reflex
Replies: 0
Views: 3525


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