balloon is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

To view the entire topic, please or purchase a subscription.

Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary Online + Mobile powered by Unbound Medicine. Find 65,000 medical and nursing definitions. Download to iPhone, iPad, and Android. Explore these free sample topics:

Taber’s Online

-- The first section of this topic is shown below --

(bă-loon′)

[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

-- To view the remaining sections of this topic, please or purchase a subscription --

Citation

* When formatting your citation, note that all book, journal, and database titles should be italicized* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - ELEC T1 - balloon ID - 737295 Y1 - 2017 PB - Taber's Medical Dictionary UR - https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/737295/all/balloon ER -