a flexible or rigid hollow tube employed to drain fluids from body cavities or to distend body passages, especially one for passing into the bladder through the urethra to draw off urine or into the heart through a leg vein or arm vein for diagnostic examination.
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How to use catheter in a sentence
She receives hemodialysis treatments at home five times a week, administered by Hernan through a catheter in her shoulder, the lawsuit said.Firefighter sues Montgomery County over no-knock warrant he says ‘terrorized’ his family | Dan Morse | May 6, 2021 | Washington Post
Some have also hypothesized that he wore a catheter to solve the issue of bathroom breaks.History reveals that getting rid of the filibuster is the only option | Nancy Young | March 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Then he had a urinary blockage that caused pain until they removed two liters of urine via a catheter.
With no phone, food, or medication for diabetes and pain management, she lay in her bed for hours, her catheter still in place, before the police arrived, the state said.Profit and pain: How California’s largest nursing home chain amassed millions as scrutiny mounted | Debbie Cenziper, Joel Jacobs, Alice Crites, Will Englund | December 31, 2020 | Washington Post
Ultrasound enables the doctor to pinpoint where the vein is, and where the catheter should go.How Fujifilm pivoted fast to capture a key piece of the COVID treatment market | Shawn Tully | November 21, 2020 | Fortune
Gently assist the progress of the catheter down the œsophagus until it passes the cardiac orifice of the stomach.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique | John William Henry Eyre
Insert the point of the pipette into the open end of the catheter and allow the fluid to run down into the stomach.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique | John William Henry Eyre
A pair of sharp scissors, with a piece of strong thread or cord, are indispensable, and a female catheter may be needed.
The bladder should be also looked to, as well as the bowels, and if necessary the catheter should be used.
If this does not relieve, the catheter must be used, and always before the bladder is too full.
British Dictionary definitions for catheter
med a long slender flexible tube for inserting into a natural bodily cavity or passage for introducing or withdrawing fluid, such as urine or blood
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Scientific definitions for catheter
A hollow, flexible tube inserted into a body cavity, duct, or vessel to allow the passage of fluids or distend a passageway.
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Cultural definitions for catheter
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