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tent

 [tent]
1. a fabric covering for enclosing an open space, especially such a covering over a patient's bed for administering oxygen or aerosol by inhalation.
2. a conical, expansible plug of soft material for dilating an orifice or for keeping a wound open, so as to prevent its healing except at the bottom.
3. to elevate tissue in order to prevent adherence to underlying organs.
oxygen tent see oxygen tent.
sponge tent a conical plug made of compressed sponge used to dilate the ostium uteri.

tent

(tent),
1. Canopy used in various types of inhalation therapy to control humidity and concentration of oxygen in inspired air.
2. Cylinder, usually absorbent, introduced into a canal or sinus to maintain its patency or to dilate it.
3. To elevate or pick up a segment of skin, fascia, or tissue at a given point, giving it the appearance of a tent.
[L. tendo, pp. tensus, to stretch]

tent

(tĕnt)
n.
A small cylindrical plug of lint or gauze used to keep open or probe a wound or an orifice.
tr.v. tented, tenting, tents
To keep (a wound or orifice) open with such a plug.

tent

(tent)
1. respiratory therapy Canopy used to control humidity and the concentration of oxygen in inspired air.
2. Cylinder of some material, usually absorbent, introduced into a canal or sinus to maintain its patency or to dilate it.
3. To elevate or pick up a segment of skin, fascia, or tissue at a given point, giving it the appearance of a tent.
[L. tendo, pp. tensus, to stretch]

tent

(tent)
1. Canopy used in various types of inhalation therapy to control humidity and concentration of oxygen in inspired air.
2. Cylinder, usually absorbent, introduced into a canal or sinus to maintain its patency or to dilate it.
3. To elevate or pick up a segment of skin, fascia, or tissue at a given point, giving it the appearance of a tent.
[L. tendo, pp. tensus, to stretch]
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