Definition of restenosis in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌriːstɛˈnəʊsɪs/


[mass noun] Medicine
The recurrence of abnormal narrowing of an artery or valve after corrective surgery.
Example sentences
  • For over a quarter of a century percutaneous coronary interventions have been used to treat patients with coronary artery disease, yet restenosis continues to be a problem.
  • Carotid angioplasty aids the management of fibromuscular dysplasia, radiation injury, and symptomatic restenosis after carotid endarterectomy.
  • The majority of patients experienced further cardiac events because of restenosis and atherosclerotic coronary artery and SVG disease progression.


1950s: from re- 'again' + stenosis.

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