As nouns the difference between endoprosthesis and stent
is that endoprosthesis
is an internal prosthesis while 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.
As a verb stent is
(archaic) to keep within limits; to restrain; to cause to stop, or cease; to stint.
An internal prosthesis.
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
, and it's done. I'm not ever going to take the hundred and twoth. I've decided.
(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.