Translation of dilator in Spanish:

dilator

dilatador, n.

Pronunciation /daɪˈleɪdər//ˈdaɪleɪdər//dəˈleɪdər//dʌɪˈleɪtə//dɪˈleɪtə/

noun

  • 1

    (instrument, muscle)
    dilatador masculine
    • It is possible that differences in anatomy may do so by altering the effectiveness of pharyngeal dilators.
    • They are counterbalanced by the traction and stiffening of UA tissues resulting from the contraction of dilator muscles.
    • The anesthesia care provider takes special care to ensure the removal of all esophageal tubes during insertion of sizing tubes, such as bougie dilators.
    • The size of the opening is controlled by the nervous system: at rest, the parasympathetic nervous system constricts the pupil and in danger, the sympathetic nervous system supplies the pupillary dilator muscle to enlarge the pupil.
    • The dilator is removed and the nasogastric tube placed through the gastrojejunostomy and into the Roux limb.
    • Other children may require periodic dilatation with tracheal dilators.
    • In less urgent cases sequential dilation, for example, with either balloons or semirigid dilators, is preferred.
    • Interestingly, in one of these reports all stenoses were at the level of the tracheostomy, and the authors suggested that tracheal damage from the inward force of the graded dilators might be the cause.
    • The halecostomes, of which Amia is an example, have an opercular dilator muscle originating on the mandible which opens the operculum.
    • The hypoglossal and glossopharyngeal nerves innervate pharyngeal dilator muscles.
  • 2

    (drug)
    vasodilatador masculine
    • Nitric oxide, a principle physiological dilator, produces local vasodilatation and inhibits platelet adherence and aggregation.
    • Fifteen to 20 minutes later, after use of a nebulized bronchial dilator, the patient had acquired a measure of control over his breathing.
    • Theophylline (and aminophylline, a complex of theophylline and ethylenedimine) are bronchial dilators and are usually bought over the counter although they are prescribed.
    • Its positive benefits are that it is a social stimulant and a potent dilator of the bronchial muscles, so it is important in the treatment of asthma.
    • The latter include diuretics, cardiac dilators and a substance called pentoxifylline, usually proscribed for memory loss among the aged.