What is gastric distension?

Gastric means of the digestive system, especially the stomach. Distention is abnormal inflation of the stomach, such as from swallowing air. Distention is visually noticeable, whereas bloating is not necessarily observed.

Fluid surrounding the organs had distended the abdomen.

The EMT adjusted the patient's airway during CPR when the professional noticed the patient's upper abdomen was becoming distended.