Medicine/Medical. a small, expandable tube used for inserting in a blocked vessel or other part.
- stent , stint
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How to use stent in a sentence
stent explains that one of the “unintended consequences” of Russia’s invasion is NATO’s renewed unity.Where Russia's War in Ukraine Stands—And What Could Happen Next | Eloise Barry | July 15, 2022 | Time
Currently, physicians treating someone with a blood clot in the brain insert a catheter into an artery, guide it to the affected area, and remove the clot with suction or a stent.
They’re used in medicine, too, for high-precision eye surgeries and for forging tiny stents.When light flashes for a quintillionth of a second, things get weird | Rahul Rao | November 8, 2021 | Popular-Science
At a 1971 conference on the search for extraterrestrials, stent suggested that, instead of expanding bravely outwards, civilizations collapse inwards into meditative and intoxicated bliss.Drugs, Robots, and the Pursuit of Pleasure: Why Experts Are Worried About AIs Becoming Addicts | Thomas Moynihan | September 17, 2021 | Singularity Hub
I now had a stent in my main artery, which had been 95 percent blocked.Food was my life — until a heart attack at 41 almost killed me | Rob Petrone | March 3, 2021 | Washington Post
This can lead to the very heart attack that placing the stent was trying to prevent.
Leno asked about his recent cardiovascular surgery in which doctors installed a stent to open up a clogged artery.
The 67-year-old former president had a heart stent placed this week.George Bush Gets a Heart Stent—and a Close Brush With Our Broken Health-Care System | Kent Sepkowitz | August 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
In December, he underwent a coronary stent procedure to clear a blocked artery.
Yet the number of angioplasties and stent placements performed has increased, not decreased.The Real Fight Over Health Care Should Be Against Diabetes and Obesity | Mark Hyman, MD | March 23, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Nan was sitting at the window inside, knitting her stent on a blue stocking.The Pot of Gold | Mary E. Wilkins
Stentor, stent′or, n. a very loud-voiced herald in the Iliad, hence any person with a remarkably loud voice: the ursine howler.
You fooled 'way so much time out in the orcha'd this evenin' thet yer stent hain't nigh done.Crestlands | Mary Addams Bayne
How did the word stint, on American lips, first convert itself into stent and then into stunt?The American Language | Henry L. Mencken
Young Stephen boldly called upon Mrs. stent to protest against the sentence.The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I. | Sir Leslie Stephen
British Dictionary definitions for stent
med a tube of plastic or sprung metal mesh placed inside a hollow tube to reopen it or keep it open; uses in surgery include preventing a blood vessel from closing, esp after angioplasty, and assisting healing after an anastomosis
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