[ (kath-uh-tuhr-uh-zay-shuhn) ]
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Insertion of a catheter into the body. Common types of this procedure include cardiac catheterization, in which a catheter is inserted into the heart through a vein in the arm to diagnose heart disease, and urinary bladder catheterization, in which a catheter is inserted into the urethra to permit urine to flow out of the urinary bladder.
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Words nearby catheterization
Catherine Parr, Catherine the Great, Catherine wheel, Cather, Willa, catheter, catheterization, catheterize, cathetus, cathexis, Cathie, Cathleen
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How to use catheterization in a sentence
If both sides be completely obstructed, the only method to adopt is catheterization from the mouth.