Stent vs Balloon - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between stent and balloon
is that stent
is a slender tube inserted into a blood vessel, a ureter or the oesophagus in order to provide support and to prevent disease-induced closure or stent
can be (archaic) an allotted portion; a stint while balloon
is an inflatable buoyant object, often (but not necessarily) round and flexible.
As verbs the difference between stent and balloon
is that stent
is (archaic) to keep within limits; to restrain; to cause to stop, or cease; to stint while balloon
is to increase or expand rapidly.
Unclear. Possibly named after dentist Charles Stent.
A slender tube inserted into a blood vessel, a ureter or the oesophagus in order to provide support and to prevent disease-induced closure.
New York Times
- Tiny metal sleeves placed in arteries to keep blood flowing, stents have become such a popular quick fix for clogged coronary vessels that Americans will receive more than 1.5 million of them this year.
(archaic) An allotted portion; a stint.
, author=Annie Hamilton Donnell
, title=Rebecca Marry
, chapter=The Hundred and Oneth
, publisher=Project Gutenberg
, passage=The hundred-and-oneth stitch was my stent
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(archaic) To keep within limits; to restrain; to cause to stop, or cease; to stint.
(archaic) To stint; to stop; to cease.
- Yet n'ould she stent / Her bitter railing and foule revilement.
An inflatable buoyant object, often (but not necessarily) round and flexible.
Such an object as a child’s toy.
Such an object designed to transport people through the air.
(medicine) A sac inserted into part of the body for therapeutic reasons; such as angioplasty.
A speech bubble.
A type of glass cup, sometimes used for brandy.
(architecture) A ball or globe on the top of a pillar, church, etc.
(chemistry) A round vessel, usually with a short neck, to hold or receive whatever is distilled; a glass vessel of a spherical form.
(pyrotechnics) A bomb or shell.
A game played with a large inflated ball.
(engraving) The outline enclosing words represented as coming from the mouth of a pictured figure.
- the balloon of St. Paul's Cathedral in London
* (inflatable object)
* toy balloon
* (transport) hot-air balloon, Montgolfier
* (in medicine)
* (speech bubble) speech bubble, fumetto
* barrage balloon
* balloon animal
* balloon barrage
* balloon clock
* balloon club
* balloon flower
* balloon sail
* balloon tyre
* balloon vine
* go down like a lead balloon
* hot-air balloon
* pilot balloon
* trial balloon
* weather balloon
* when the balloon goes up
To increase or expand rapidly.
- His stomach ballooned from eating such a large meal.
To go up or voyage in a balloon.
To take up in, or as if in, a balloon.
- Prices will balloon if we don't act quickly.