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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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Once the dilator was well into the left atrium, the sheath was advanced over the dilator.
The aim of our pilot study was to document our experiences comparing a single-step balloon dilator (Pathway) with ASD.
CRE balloon dilator (5839, outer diameter 0.6-0.8cm; 5842, outer diameter 1.2-1.5cm: Boston Scientific Corporation, USA) was passed over guide wire for dilatation of the initial puncture.
The CRE Wireguided Balloon Dilator is made of the Pebax material and is designed to deliver three distinct, pressure-controlled diameters in a single balloon, allowing gradual dilation of strictures.
The nasal dilator's patented design was developed by Incredible Scents cofounder, chief operating officer and executive vice president Richard Davi, who has over 45 years of executive engineering and management experience, including three decades in the biomedical inhalation therapy industry.
When the dilator is advanced over the catheter onto the guidewire, the guidewire alone does not provide enough support to keep the dilator within the trachea, and this lack of support predisposes to perforation of the posterior tracheal wall.
Mrs Tobin told how three days after her operation, she passed the dilator while on the toilet
A preliminary study of sickle-cell patients with pulmonary hypertension suggests that they can benefit from sildenafil, a blood vessel dilator marketed as the impotence drug Viagra by the New York--based drug company Pfizer.
The dilator (die-la-tor) muscle moves away from the pupil like bicycle spokes.
A new module will be designed to integrate guide wire, catheter, dilator, and needle procedures on a haptic feedback device attached to a laptop computer.
A survey of gynecologic oncology units in Australia revealed a lack of consensus about recommendations concerning dilator therapy for vaginal stenosis.