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[Fr. ballon, big ball]
1. To expand, dilate, or distend, as to expand a cavity by filling it with air or water in a bag. 2. A flexible, expandable object that can be placed inside a vessel or cavity to expand it or at the end of a catheter to prevent its removal. SEE: catheter; SEE: percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
Venes, Donald, editor. "Balloon." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/737295/all/balloon.
Balloon. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/737295/all/balloon. Accessed July 24, 2019.
Balloon. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/737295/all/balloon
Balloon [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 July 24]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/737295/all/balloon.
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