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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

(tent)
1. a fabric covering for enclosing an open space.
2. a conical, expansible plug of soft material for dilating an orifice, or keeping a wound open to prevent its healing except at the bottom.

oxygen tent  one above a patient's bed for administering oxygen by inhalation.
sponge tent  a conical plug made of compressed sponge used to dilate the os uteri.

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

Etymology: ME, tente
1 a transparent cover, usually of plastic, supported over the upper part of a patient by a frame. Used in the treatment of respiratory conditions, it provides a controlled environment into which steam, oxygen, vaporized medication, or droplets of cool water may be sprayed, such as an oxygen tent.
2 a cone made of various materials inserted into a cavity or orifice of the body to dilate its opening, such as a laminaria tent.
3 a pack placed in a wound to hold it open to ensure that healing progresses from the base of the wound upward to the skin.

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]

tent

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.

tent pegging
equine sport invented in India. The horse is ridden at a canter and the rider attempts to uproot a tent peg from the ground with a sharp-pointed lance.
sponge tent
a conical plug made of compressed sponge used to dilate the os uteri.
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It may be mentioned that Oman successfully hosted the inaugural Tent Pegging World Cup in 2014.
Annual Two Days Tent Pegging Competition being organized with the collaboration of Pakistan Tent Pegging Federation will be concluded on March 27, 2015 and is being participated by 80 renowned clubs and riders from all over the country.
Later, The chief of the Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif awarded the prizes among the notable performers of the final and Tent Pegging Championship.
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Faisalabad, Feb 20 (ONA) The National Tent Pegging Team today continued to reap medals in Pakistan International Tent Pegging Championship hosted by the Pakistani City of Faisalabad until February 21st.
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HM gets cable of thanks from WTPF members Muscat: The participants in the General Meeting of the World Tent Pegging Federation (WTPF) held in Muscat on November 27 have sent a cable of thanks and gratitude to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.
He said this on the occasion of prize distribution ceremony of two day tent pegging competition held here at Fatima Jinnah (F-9) Park.
This was unveiled in the coordination meeting held today at the headquarters of Oman Equestrian Federation (OEF) between OEF and The World Equestrian Tent Pegging Federation (WTPF), headed by Mohammed bin Issa al-Fairuz WTPF President and Sayyid Monthir bin Saif al-Busaidi, OEF Chairman.
Muscat: Nine more nations have joined the International Tent Pegging Federation (ITPF) bandwagon as the Oman headquartered world body has succeeded in their efforts of spreading the equestrian sport across the world.
ISLAMABAD -- The two day tent pegging event, organized by Capital Development Authority (CDA) has been concluded here at Fatima Jinnah Park Islamabad.