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 The worst-case scenario was believed to be the insertion of a stent and an overnight stay. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 9 July 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, 17 Apr. 2021 Its benefits are clear, though, for folks who already have had a heart attack, bypass surgery or clogged arteries requiring a stent. BostonGlobe.com, 15 May 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, 17 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, 17 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, 17 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, 17 Apr. 2021 Durst's long list of surgeries and procedures includes the opening of his skull and insertion of a stent to drain fluid and the removal of part of his esophagus. Paul Vercammen, CNN, 17 Mar. 2021

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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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“Stent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stent. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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stent

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stent

: 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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