American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A device used to support a bodily orifice or cavity during skin grafting or to immobilize a skin graft following placement.
- n. A slender thread, rod, or catheter inserted into a tubular structure, such as a blood vessel, to provide support during or after anastomosis.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete or dialectal variant of stint.
- To stretch.
- To straiten.
- To confine.
- n. A stretcher; a stenter (which see).
- n. Extent; limit; in some English mining districts, the limits of a pitch or bargain.
- n. In Scots law, a valuation of property in order to taxation; a taxation; a. tax.
- In Scots law, to assess; tax at a certain rate.
- n. A stopping-place.
- n. In mining, same as attle.
- n. A slender tube inserted into a blood vessel, a ureter or the oesophagus in order to provide support and to prevent disease-induced closure.
- n. archaic An allotted portion; a stint.
- v. archaic To keep within limits; to restrain; to cause to stop, or cease; to stint.
- v. archaic To stint; to stop; to cease.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To keep within limits; to restrain; to cause to stop, or cease; to stint.
- v. To stint; to stop; to cease.
- n. An allotted portion; a stint.
- n. a slender tube inserted inside a tubular body part (as a blood vessel) to provide support during and after surgical anastomosis
- See stint. (Wiktionary)
- After Charles R. Stent (1845-1901), English dentist. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This morning, we deployed what we call a stent in Mr. Cheney's diagonal artery.”
“Dad's a representative for a company that makes cardiovascular surgery stuff (he specializes in stent grafts), so there are local hospitals where he's very familiar with the staff, and if he's having surgery, he's having it at one of those; this just happened to be the hospital across the street from the restaurant.”
“Short version: yes, stent is out, I have antibiotics for three days, just to be safe ... but it's over.”
“Next, I’d like to see a poll asking the public whether they believe bypass surgery or a stent is the best procedure after a second heart attack.”
“Laura Victoria: Next, I’d like to see a poll asking the public whether they believe bypass surgery or a stent is the best procedure after a second heart attack.”
“The trolls probably don’t understand that a heart stent is a fairly safe medical procedure.”
“Physicians usually insert a device called a stent to keep the artery open.”
“About 600,000 angioplasty procedures, which almost always involve placement of a tiny metal tube called a stent, are done in the U.S. each year.”
“The best remedy is angioplasty, in which doctors push a tube through an artery to the clog, inflate a tiny balloon to flatten it, and place a mesh prop called a stent to keep the artery open.”
“During the study for the aortic-aneurysm treatment, a device from Aptus Endosystems Inc. known as a stent-graft, an unusually high percentage of the study ' s participants developed blood clots in their legs or in the devices, which in several cases required emergency surgery or placement of a stent, doctors involved in the study said.”
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