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shunt

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transitive verb \ˈshənt\

Medical Definition of shunt

  1. :  to divert by or as if by a shunt; especially :  to divert (blood) from one part to another by a surgical shunt




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shunt

noun

Medical Definition of shunt

  1. 1:  a passage by which a bodily fluid (as blood) is diverted from one channel, circulatory path, or part to another; especially :  such a passage established by surgery or occurring as an abnormality <an arteriovenous shunt>

  2. 2a:  a surgical procedure for the establishment of an artificial shunt—see portacaval shuntb:  a device (as a narrow tube) used to establish an artificial shunt <plastic shunts have been used to bypass temporarily sections of major arteries—Johnson McGuire & Arnold Iglauer>





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