re·​ste·​no·​sis | \ ˌre-stə-ˈnō-səs How to pronounce restenosis (audio) , ˌrē-stə- \

Definition of restenosis

: the reoccurrence of stenosis in a blood vessel or heart valve after it has been treated with apparent success

Examples of restenosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is the first clinical trial in the U.S. to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a DCB in patients with coronary in-stent restenosis. Trefis Team, Forbes, 17 May 2021

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First Known Use of restenosis

1954, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for restenosis

New Latin

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“Restenosis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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re·​ste·​no·​sis | \ ˌres-tə-ˈnō-səs How to pronounce restenosis (audio) , ˌrē-stə- How to pronounce restenosis (audio) \
plural restenoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce restenosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of restenosis

: the reoccurrence of stenosis in a blood vessel or heart valve after it has been treated (as by balloon angioplasty or valvuloplasty) with apparent success


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