restenosis

noun

re·​ste·​no·​sis ˌre-stə-ˈnō-səs How to pronounce restenosis (audio)
ˌrē-stə-
: 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 led to another heart catheterization, which discovered restenosis that caused a 95% blockage. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 11 Apr. 2024 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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Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of restenosis was in 1954

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“Restenosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/restenosis. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

restenosis

noun
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)
: 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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