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- adj. Of or pertaining to a stenosis
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or of the nature of stenosis.
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- adj. abnormally constricted body canal or passage
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Peggy McCann, RDCS: In patients with a big VSD, with serious overriding of the aorta, and seriously stenotic pulmonary valve.
I found the following sentence helpful in trying to understand what may be the relevant pathophysiology: "Unstable plaques that lead to myocardial infarction are not necessarily severely stenotic and severely stenotic plaques are not necessarily unstable ."
While the severely stenotic plaques may be a marker for the unstable variety being present elsewhere in the coronary circulation it is the latter that typically causes the myocardial infarction or acute coronary syndrome so that dilating the former may relieve angina symptoms but is not likely to prevent infarcts.
I saw three yesterday who had had the off-bypass surgery and their vessels were stenotic or they'd narrowed down.
When they do, your uterus can become stenotic, or “too tight” to function.
This causes it to become rigid and narrow, a condition known as a “stenotic cervix.”
Just as angioplasty can open a stenotic artery, so valvuloplasty can be used to widen a stiff valve.
Limited stenotic areas may yield to bronchoscopic bouginage.
Occasionally in stenotic conditions the light may become covered by the upwelling of a flood of fluid, and it will be thought the light has gone out.
The stenotic tissue in cases of a few months 'sojourn maybe composed of granulations, in which case axis-traction will safely withdraw it.