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dilator

[dī′lād·ər]
(physiology)
Any muscle, instrument, or drug causing dilation of an organ or part.
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Interim findings show up to a 70% pain reduction using the VuVa Dilators vs the placebo dilators.
Balloon dilators allow the expansion force to be directed radially with even pressure across the entire stenotic segment.
Patients are given three sizes of dilators and are advised to use dilation therapy for 5 min/day for up to 3 years.
This refrain seems slightly off key to me given the gruesome details he recounts of the nature of spa treatments, colonic irrigation, rectal dilators et al.
He added that implanting teeth through using dilators has achieved success by 98 percent and it is the new alternative solution for the old traditional methods which could lead to destroying the teeth in the course of time.
Sexual intercourse and dilator use can lengthen the vagina.
Bronchial dilators currently used by many asthmatics do a good job of keeping the air passages open and may reduce the mechanical stress on airway cells, she says.
Other items on offer in the brochure include three different nasal dilators, a device to keep the mouth shut while you're sleeping and aromatherapy oil to clear the airwaves.
CNS' intellectual property rights related to the technology for nasal dilators remain intact following the settlement," said Daniel E.
The first attempt to treat vaginal agenesis should be non-surgical; vaginal dilators are typically used.
Nasal dilators have become increasingly popular with sports enthusiasts and persons with various forms of nasal discomfort.