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stent
top: A balloon catheter with a stent is inserted into a clogged artery.center: The balloon is inflated, expanding the stent.bottom: The stent is placed and the balloon catheter removed, keeping the artery open.

stent

 (stĕnt)
n.
1. A device used to support a bodily orifice or cavity during skin grafting or to immobilize a skin graft following placement.
2. A short tubular device made of wire mesh or fabric that is placed permanently in an anatomical passage, usually an artery during angioplasty, to keep it open after occlusion.

[After Charles R. Stent (1845-1901), British dentist.]

stent

(stɛnt)
n
(Surgery) med a tube of plastic or sprung metal mesh placed inside a hollow tube to reopen it or keep it open; uses in surgery include preventing a blood vessel from closing, esp after angioplasty, and assisting healing after an anastomosis
[C19: after Charles Stent (1807–85), English dentist]

stent

(stɛnt)
n.
Med. a small, expandable tube used for inserting in a blocked vessel or other part.
[1960–65; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stent - a slender tube inserted inside a tubular body part (as a blood vessel) to provide support during and after surgical anastomosis
tube, tubing - conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
Translations

stent

n stent m; malla cilíndrica para mantener abierto un conducto, una arteria o una vena; bare-metal — stent de metal desnudo; drug-eluting — stent liberador de fármaco(s)
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Going to the edge of the pit, I found it occupied by a group of about half a dozen men--Henderson, Ogilvy, and a tall, fair-haired man that I afterwards learned was Stent, the Astronomer Royal, with several workmen wielding spades and pickaxes.
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All segments of the stent parts including inner surface, outer surface and the stent tip were washed with 1 mL sterile tryptic soy broth solution and then the liquid culture medium was vortexed for 1 minute to enable the detection of microorganisms attached to the outer surface of the catheter segment.
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'We get a top quality stent for Rs100,000, and after including balloons, medicines and fees each procedure costs Rs200,000, compared to Rs250,000 in private hospitals.
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A coronary stent is a tube-shaped device placed in the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart, to keep the arteries open in the treatment of coronary heart disease.
ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court (SC), on Monday, heard the suo moto case against sub-standard stent selling in Pakistan.
The available options for palliative therapy of malignant biliary tree obstruction include choledochojejunostomy, percutaneous external/ internal drainage or metallic stent placement, and endoscopic techniques.
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) technology for thoracic dissection and aneurysm treatment has developed rapidly since the first successful thoracic stent graft device application [1].
Coronary stent fracture is defined as a discontinuation of any part of the stent structure seen on angiogram.