dilator

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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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After the intervention, there was no significant difference between the laminaria and misoprostol dilation groups (p=0.11); however, in the mechanical dilator group, the VAS value was significantly higher compared to the other groups (p=0.001).
From a general perspective, the results of the laminaria, misoprostol, and mechanical dilator groups in this study were found to be comparable when evaluated with respect to selected clinical parameters.
In the evaluation of the VAS values in the laminaria, misoprostol, and mechanical dilator applications after the intervention, the VAS value after the mechanical dilator application was determined to be higher compared to other applications.