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to become widely opened, spread apart, dilated, distended, or enlarged; as, flowers expand in the spring; metals expand by heat; the heart expands with joy.

1. To lay open by extending; to open wide; to spread out; to diffuse; as, a flower expands its leaves. Then with expanded wings he steers his flight. (Milton)

2. To cause the particles or parts of to spread themselves or stand apart, thus increasing bulk without addition of substance; to make to occupy more space; to dilate; to distend; to extend every way; to enlarge; opposed to contract; as, to expand the chest; heat expands all bodies; to expand the sphere of benevolence.

3. (Science: mathematics) to state in enlarged form; to develop; as, to expand an equation. See expansion.

Origin: L. Expandere, expansum; ex out _ pandere to spread out, to throw open; perh. Akin to E. Patent. Cf. Spawn.

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Re: Can Systolic BP ever be less than Diastolic?

... (aortas), blood pressure rises for a moment – this is known as systolic blood pressure. Diastolic blood pressure - After each shrinkage the heart expands again and is filled with new blood – at that moment blood pressure in the arteries drops for a moment – this is known as diastolic blood pressure. ...

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Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:48 pm
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Topic: Can Systolic BP ever be less than Diastolic?
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Wierd Stomach Bloating Need Help

... bloating. When I wake up in the morning my stomach can be completely flat with the makings of a 6-pack. After a meal, even a small one my stomach expands in a completely unnatural looking way. It is one solid mass not fat just a ball there. The odd thing is I can totally suck it in and my stomach ...

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by plfranke
Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:12 am
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Re: what determines small-group-animal size?

... from the rest which, in turn, is divided into seperate territories by seperate small groups. With small group animals, the size of the group never expands to fill a larger territory than it can defend against the other similarly size groups. We are not discussing herd animals but small group animals.

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by charles brough
Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:46 pm
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Topic: what determines small-group-animal size?
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Transport In Plants

... ? example-structure of an organ- the largest in the human body - skin- epidermis, dermis,layer of fat,etc.. function- regulates body temperature , expands to allow body movement, cools body temperature, houses nerve endings ,enabling to feel pressure or pain

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by kika
Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:40 am
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Topic: Transport In Plants
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Re: Human Inferiority

Zachariah The great thing about a big brain is the capacity for learning. Humanity, like other species, expands into new territories and causes environmental damage, including the extinction of other species. However, unlike other species, we can learn. Here in New Zealand, ...

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Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:22 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Human Inferiority
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