Definition of Catheter. Meaning of Catheter. Synonyms of Catheter

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Definition of Catheter

Catheter
Catheter Cath"e*ter, n. [L., fr. Gr. ? a thing let down or put in, catheter, fr. ? to send down, to let down; ? + ? to send.] (Med.) The name of various instruments for passing along mucous canals, esp. applied to a tubular instrument to be introduced into the bladder through the urethra to draw off the urine. Eustachian catheter. See under Eustachian. Prostatic catheter, one adapted for passing an enlarged prostate.

Meaning of Catheter from wikipedia

- In medicine, a catheter is a thin tube made from medical grade materials serving a broad range of functions. Catheters are medical devices that can be...
- A central venous catheter (CVC), also known as a central line, central venous line, or central venous access catheter, is a catheter placed into a large...
- Catheter ablation is a procedure used to remove or terminate a faulty electrical pathway from sections of the hearts of those who are prone to developing...
- In urology, a Foley catheter (named for Frederic Foley, who produced the original design in 1929) is a flexible tube that a clinician p****es through the...
- catheterization a latex, polyurethane, or silicone tube known as a urinary catheter is inserted into the bladder through the urethra. Catheterization...
- Cardiac catheterization (heart cath) is the insertion of a catheter into a chamber or vessel of the heart. This is done both for diagnostic and interventional...
- Pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC), or right heart catheterization, is the insertion of a catheter into a pulmonary artery. Its purpose is diagnostic;...
- coronary catheterization is a minimally invasive procedure to access the coronary circulation and blood filled chambers of the heart using a catheter. It is...
- A dialysis catheter is a catheter used for exchanging blood to and from a hemodialysis machine and a patient. The dialysis catheter contains two lumens:...
- Quinton catheters are non-tunneled central line catheters, which are often used for acute (i.e. temporary) access for hemodialysis or infusion of medicine...
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