Shunt vs Stent - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between shunt and stent
is that shunt
is (obsolete|uk|dialect) to turn away or aside while stent
is (archaic) to keep within limits; to restrain; to cause to stop, or cease; to stint.
As nouns the difference between shunt and stent
is that shunt
is a switch on a railway 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.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(obsolete, UK, dialect) To turn away or aside.
(obsolete, UK, dialect) To cause to move suddenly; to give a sudden start to; to shove.
To move a train from one track to another, or to move carriages etc from one train to another.
To divert electric current by providing an alternative path.
To divert the flow of a body fluid using surgery.
To move data in memory to a physical disk.
(informal, British) To have a minor collision, especially in a motor car.
To provide with a shunt.
- to shunt a galvanometer
A switch on a railway
A connection used as an alternative path between parts of an electric circuit
A passage between body channels constructed surgically as a bypass
(informal, British) A minor collision
(firearms) The shifting of the studs on a projectile from the deep to the shallow sides of the grooves in its discharge from a shunt gun.
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.