overdistension

noun
over·​dis·​ten·​sion
variants: or overdistention \ -​dis-​ˈten-​chən How to pronounce overdistension (audio) \

Medical Definition of overdistension

: excessive distension gastric overdistension overdistension of the alveoli

Other Words from overdistension

overdistended \ -​dis-​ˈten-​dəd How to pronounce overdistension (audio) \ adjective

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“Overdistension.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/overdistension. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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