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(1) A muscle which has the action of increasing the diameter of an organ or vessel.

(2) A drug which usually acts by relaxing smooth muscle to increase the diameter of blood vessels, the bronchial tree, or other organs.

(3) An instrument used to increase the diameter of an orifice or organ, either to treat a stricture or to allow surgical access.

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