A tubular support placed temporarily inside a blood vessel, canal, or duct to aid healing or relieve an obstruction.‘Research has focused on developing methods to reduce or eliminate the potential for restenosis, including drug-eluting stents and radiation therapy.’
- ‘Complications, however, included migration of the stent, occlusion of the stent and obstructions of the cystic duct.’
- ‘A ureteral stent was placed to relieve the obstruction.’
- ‘This unique metal has already proven useful in such medical applications as catheter guidewires, stents, and microsurgery tools.’
- ‘Sometimes, the fatty plaques start to develop again inside the stent.’
- 1.1An impression or cast of a part or body cavity, used to maintain pressure so as to promote healing, especially of a skin graft.
Late 19th century from the name of Charles T. Stent (1807–85), English dentist. The sense ‘splint’ dates from the 1960s.
1An assessment of property made for purposes of taxation.
- ‘it was recorded in the stent book’
- 1.1The amount or value assessed; a tax.
transitive verb[with object]historical Scottish
Assess and charge (a person or a community) for purposes of taxation.
- ‘stent the Parish of Kildaltan in the ascertained sum’
Middle English from Old French estente ‘valuation’, related to Anglo-Norman French extente (see extent).