Endoprosthesis vs Stent - What's the difference?

endoprosthesis | stent |


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.

endoprosthesis

English

Noun

(endoprostheses)
  • An internal prosthesis.
  • stent

    English

    (wikipedia stent)

    Etymology 1

    Unclear. Possibly named after dentist Charles Stent.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A slender tube inserted into a blood vessel, a ureter or the oesophagus in order to provide support and to prevent disease-induced closure.
  • * 2006 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.

    Etymology 2

    See stint.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (archaic) An allotted portion; a stint.
  • :* {{quote-book
  • , year=1905 , year_published=2009 , edition=Reprint , editor= , author=Annie Hamilton Donnell , title=Rebecca Marry , chapter=The Hundred and Oneth citation , genre=Fiction , publisher=Project Gutenberg , isbn= , page= , 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. }}

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (archaic) To keep within limits; to restrain; to cause to stop, or cease; to stint.
  • * Spenser
  • Yet n'ould she stent / Her bitter railing and foule revilement.
  • (archaic) To stint; to stop; to cease.
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