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stenosis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stenosis abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passageway
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stenosis (Med) A narrowing of the opening or hollow of any passage, tube, or orifice; as, stenosis of the pylorus. It differs from stricture in being applied especially to diffused rather than localized contractions, and in always indicating an origin organic and not spasmodic.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stenosis The pathological narrowing of a passage.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Stenosis sten-ō′sis constriction of the pores and vessels: constipation
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. steno`s narrow
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr., stenos, narrow.

Usage

In literature:

Cicatricial contraction leading to stenosis may ensue, and cause persistent dyspnoea.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
I have a scarred valve, coronary stenosis, and it's not getting any better.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
Stimulation, together with the stenosis (narrowing), tend to produce a closure.
"Degeneracy" by Eugene S. Talbot
There is rarely true aortic stenosis, however.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield
Stenosis of the vagina may be a barrier to menstruation.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 7" by Various
This rare affection is followed by enormous distension of the thoracic and abdominal portions of the parts beyond the stenosis.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
We may thus have incompetence or stenosis of a valve or both combined.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 2" by Various
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In news:

My 88-year-old father has congestive heart failure and aortic stenosis.
In most patients, severity of valvular aortic stenosis can be accurately assessed non-invasively by echocardiography.
Evidence of inadequate ventilation was noticed during rigid bronchoscopy when tracheal stenosis or stricture was present.
Instantaneous Wave-Free Ratio (iFR) Measures Stenosis Severity Without Adenosine.
For patients with Lumbar Stenosis the back and leg pain can be unbearable.
Interim Results of the iO-Flex @ Study Suggest Positive Outcomes in Reducing Back and Leg Pain While Improving Function in Patients with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis.
FDA approves Paradigm Spine's cost-saving Coflex spinal stenosis treatment.
I am 84 years old, and I have spinal stenosis, which is causing me pain.
Spinal stenosis is a common back problem of older people.
The X-Stop Spacer: Minimally Invasive Treatment for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis .
Interim Results of the iO-Flex @ Study Suggest Positive Outcomes in Reducing Back and Leg Pain While Improving Function in Patients with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis .
Spinal stenosis a painful arthritic condition.
Instantaneous Wave-Free Ratio (iFR) Measures Stenosis Severity Without Adenosine.
CCTA Shows 99 Percent Accuracy in Ruling Out Coronary Artery Stenosis .
In the CAS procedure, an expandable mesh device called a stent is placed to increase blood flow through the area of stenosis.
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In science:

The European Carotid Surgery Trial on endarterectomy for symptomatic carotid stenosis showed substantial differences in the speed with which patients were entered in the trial based on the last symptomatic event.
Multi-center clinical trials: Randomization and ancillary statistics
Endarterectomy for symptomatic carotid stenosis in relation to clinical subgroups and timing of surgery.
Multi-center clinical trials: Randomization and ancillary statistics
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