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 During his tenure, White dramatically and successfully reshaped Abbott, shedding name-brand pharmaceuticals and hospital products to focus on health care products such as coronary stents, diabetes testing equipment and infant formula. Robert Channick, chicagotribune.com, "Abbott CEO Miles White to step down in March," 13 Nov. 2019 Other potential uses include deformable telescope lenses, stents, scaffolding for artificial tissue, and soft robotics. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "MIT scientists made a shape-shifting material that morphs into a human face," 5 Jan. 2020 Recent examples of it include the comparative effectiveness of feeding interventions in a pediatric intensive care unit and the effectiveness of different types of drug-eluting coronary artery stents. Sherri Rose, STAT, "Machine learning for clinical decision-making: pay attention to what you don’t see," 12 Dec. 2019 The number of stents needed depends on the size of the clog. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Sanders doing ‘really well’ after heart procedure, wife says," 2 Oct. 2019 The number of stents needed depends on the size of the clog. Lauran Neergaard, Twin Cities, "Sanders has heart procedure, cancels campaign events for now," 2 Oct. 2019 The number of stents needed depends on the size of the clog. Nicholas Riccardi, Fortune, "Bernie Sanders Hospitalized for Blockage in Artery, Cancels Campaign Events," 2 Oct. 2019 The next day, Lovely, 54, was in emergency surgery to remove a clot from his heart and to have a stent put in. Richard Obert, azcentral, "Desert Edge basketball rallies around coach Scott Lovely after heart attack," 19 Dec. 2019 An artery-opening procedure like the one Sanders had, and placing stents, which are tiny scaffolds to keep the artery open, restores blood flow and helps prevent future problems. Michelle L. Price, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Campaign: Sanders had heart attack, released from hospital," 4 Oct. 2019

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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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The first known use of stent was in 1961

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14 Feb 2020

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“Stent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stent. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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stent

noun
How to pronounce stent (audio)

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 stint (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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