Self-expandable plastic stents in pharyngoesophageal strictures: a word of caution.
Summary of "Self-expandable plastic stents in pharyngoesophageal strictures: a word of caution."
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Name: Gastrointestinal endoscopy
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21353867
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2010.06.039
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Stents that are covered with materials that are embedded with chemicals that are gradually released into the surrounding milieu.
Learning in which the subject must respond with one word or syllable when presented with another word or syllable.
Esophageal Sphincter, Upper
The structure at the pharyngoesophageal junction consisting chiefly of the CRICOPHARYNGEUS MUSCLE. It normally occludes the lumen of the ESOPHAGUS, except during SWALLOWING.
Devices that provide support for tubular structures that are being anastomosed or for body cavities during skin grafting.
Polyphenolic compounds with molecular weights of around 500-3000 daltons and containing enough hydroxyl groups (1-2 per 100 MW) for effective cross linking of other compounds (ASTRINGENTS). The two main types are HYDROLYZABLE TANNINS and CONDENSED TANNINS. Historically, the term has applied to many compounds and plant extracts able to render skin COLLAGEN impervious to degradation. The word tannin derives from the Celtic word for OAK TREE which was used for leather processing.
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