stent

noun
\ ˈstent How to pronounce stent (audio) \

Definition of stent

: a short narrow metal or plastic tube often in the form of a mesh that is inserted into the lumen of an anatomical vessel (such as an artery or a bile duct) especially to keep a previously blocked passageway open

Examples of stent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the hospital, staff put in a stent and lowered Jeff’s body temperature, a common treatment for oxygen deprivation. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, "Deathly interlude interrupts couple’s year of music — but can’t stop it," 1 Apr. 2021 People with symptoms due to celiac compression benefit from opening the artery, usually using a stent to keep the artery open. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, "Dear Doctor: Will this product help with incontinence after prostate surgery, radiation?," 1 Apr. 2021 In the Texas case, Desai needed to install a stent to hold open a blood vessel in a patient’s brain, to prevent clotting and strokes. BostonGlobe.com, "Addressing pandemic needs, telesurgery surges. Think of it as Zoom for surgeons," 23 Mar. 2021 The solution was a stent, a tube the width of a toothpick. Kurt Newman, STAT, "It’s time to fast track innovation in medical devices for children," 12 Feb. 2021 But soon after the stent was placed, Query was back to his rambunctious and hilarious self. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, "Indy sports broadcaster Jake Query, 48, has massive heart attack: 'I've never felt anything like that'," 23 Oct. 2020 After the stent, the doctor said, Tom Brady at age 24. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, "Indy sports broadcaster Jake Query, 48, has massive heart attack: 'I've never felt anything like that'," 23 Oct. 2020 Doctors at Mount Sinai quickly put in a stent, but what Bettinelli really needed was bypass surgery. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "This survivor could be 'the first person on the planet' to battle Covid-19 and an imminent heart attack — and win," 24 Sep. 2020 Last fall, Couture, 57, suffered a heart attack and underwent surgery to have a stent placed, MMA Fighting reported at the time. Lindsay Kimble, PEOPLE.com, "Randy Couture and Girlfriend Injured in ATV Accident, UFC Fighter Will Undergo Surgery," 8 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of stent

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stent

Charles Thomas Stent †1885 English dentist

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7 Apr 2021

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“Stent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stent. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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stent

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stent

medical : a metal or plastic tube that is put in a blood vessel to keep it open

stent

noun
\ ˈstent How to pronounce stent (audio) \
variants: also stint \ ˈstint How to pronounce stent (audio) \

Medical Definition of stent

1 : a mold formed from a resinous compound and used for holding a surgical graft in place also : something (as a pad of gauze immobilized by sutures) used like a stent
2 : a short narrow metal or plastic tube often in the form of a mesh that is inserted into the lumen of an anatomical vessel (as an artery or bile duct) especially to keep a previously blocked passageway open

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