Definition of distension in English:



  • See distend

    • ‘In abdominal disease the symptom is particularly associated with rapid enlargement of an encapsulated organ or distension of a hollow viscus.’
    • ‘With muscular pain, the pain sensation may be due to distension or stretch of the muscular walls or to transient ischemia of the muscle.’
    • ‘During the second stage, pain occurs from distension and stretching of pelvic structures and the perineum.’
    • ‘Veins may become visible when the skin is stretched by generalized abdominal distension.’
    • ‘What was interesting to note was the distension of some of the large veins on his forehead, and the petechiae over his face.’