Foley catheter


an indwelling catheter used for draining urine from the bladder and having an inflatable part at the bladder end that allows the tube to be kept in place for variable time periods.

Origin of Foley catheter

named after F.E.B. Foley (1891–1966), U.S. urologist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Medical definitions for foley catheter

Foley catheter
[ fōlē ]


A catheter held in the bladder by an inflatable balloon.
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