abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passageway
An abnormal narrowing or stricture in a blood vessel or other tubular organ.
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
Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. steno`s narrow.]
A stenosis is an abnormal narrowing in a blood vessel or other tubular organ or structure. It is also sometimes called a stricture. The term coarctation is a synonym, but is commonly used only in the context of aortic coarctation. Restenosis is the recurrence of stenosis after a procedure.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sten-ō′sis, n. constriction of the pores and vessels: constipation.—adjs. Stenosed′, contracted morbidly; Stenot′ic, abnormally contracted. [Gr., stenos, narrow.]
The numerical value of Stenosis in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Stenosis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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TAVI is expected to become the standard treatment of severe aortic stenosis, who would prefer an open-chest surgery rather than one that's minimally invasive? Nobody.
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