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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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