Stent

In the technical vocabulary of medicine, a stent is a mesh `tube` inserted into a natural passage/conduit in the body to prevent or counteract a disease-induced, localized flow constriction. The term may also refer to a tube used to temporarily hold such a natural conduit open to allow access for surgery. ==Etymology== The origin of the word `s......
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Stent

• (n.) An allotted portion; a stint. • (obs. p. p.) of Stent • (v. i.) To stint; to stop; to cease. • (v. t.) To keep within limits; to restrain; to cause to stop, or cease; to stint.
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stent

<equipment> A tube made of metal or plastic that is inserted into a vessel or passage to keep the lumen open and prevent closure due to a stricture or external compression. ... Stents are commonly used to keep blood vessels open in the coronary arteries, into the oesophagus for strictures or cancer, the ureters to maintain drainage from the k...
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stent

(stent) a mold for keeping a skin graft in place, made of Stent mass or some acrylic or dental compound. by extension, a device or mold of a suitable material used to provide support for a tubular structure within the body that is being anastomosed. A stent inside a blood vessel maintains patency by scaffo...
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Stent

(Stents) A stent is a pipe. Stents are used to keep open tubes in the body that are in danger of becoming blocked off. For example, in cancer of the lung a stent may be used to keep open an airway that is becoming blocked by a tumour (cancer growth).
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stent

noun a slender tube inserted inside a tubular body part (as a blood vessel) to provide support during and after surgical anastomosis
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Stent

Stent intransitive verb To stint; to stop; to cease. « And of this cry they would never stenten Chaucer.
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Stent

Stent noun An allotted portion; a stint. 'Attain'd his journey's stent .' Mir. for Mag.
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Stent

Stent transitive verb [ Obsolete imperfect Stente ; obsolete past participle Stent .] [ See Stint .] To keep within limits; to restrain; to cause to stop, or cease; to stint. « Then would he weep, he might not be stent
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Stent

A device made of expandable, metal mesh that is placed (by using a balloon catheter) at the site of a narrowing artery. The stent is then expanded and left in place to keep the artery open.
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stent

A device placed in a body structure (such as a blood vessel or the gastrointestinal tract) to keep the structure open.
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Stent

a device used to hold tissues in place, such as to support a skin graft
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Stent

A rigid tube that is inserted into a natural tube of the body, e.g., urethra, blood vessel, with the purpose of keeping it open.
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Stent

A small tube or splint inserted to keep a tube or blood vessel open
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Stent

A stent is a wire mesh tube that's permanently inserted into an artery to help keep it from closing up again. Stents can be used along with angioplasty to help keep an artery open following a heart attack or stroke. (Read about 'Angioplasty' 'Heart Attack' 'Stroke')
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Stent

A tube that is placed in a body organ to keep it open. For example, a stent could be put into a blocked bile duct or an airway or the gullet.
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Stent

a tubular metal mesh often inserted during angioplasty (see angioplasty above)
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Stent

An expandable metal tube that supports the vessel wall and maintains blood flow through the opened vessel.
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Stent

In some patients with a blocked artery, surgery may be avoided by inserting a stent, which is rather like a small, coiled, stainless steel spring. It is placed, using an angioplasty catheter, in the blocked or collapsed section of the artery. When it is released from the catheter, the spring expands and holds the artery open.
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stent

Stent manufactured by Boston Scientific A stent is a small mesh-wire tube that is used to prop open a narrowed or weakened artery in the body. A person may have a stent placed in an artery as part of a procedure called angioplasty. Angioplasty can restore blood flow through narrowed or blocked...
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Stent

Stent: A tube designed to be inserted into a vessel or passageway to keep it open. Stents are inserted into narrowed coronary arteries to help keep them open after balloon angioplasty. The stent then allows the normal flow of blood and oxygen to the heart. Stents placed in narrowed carotid arteries (the vessels in the front of the neck that supply ...
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stent

Type: Term Pronunciation: stent Definitions: 1. A thread, rod, or catheter, lying within the lumen of a tubular structure, used to provide support during or after repair or anastomosis, or to ensure patency of an intact but contracted lumen. 2. The process of placing a stent. 3. Device used to maintain a bodily orifice or cavity during skin graftin...
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Stent

Type: Term Pronunciation: stent Definitions: 1. Charles R., 19th-century English dentist. See: stent, Stent graft
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stent

[n] - a slender tube inserted inside a tubular body part (as a blood vessel) to provide support during and after surgical anastomosis
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