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.
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Origin of Foley catheter
named after F.E.B. Foley (1891–1966), U.S. urologist
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Medicine definitions for foley catheter
[ fō′lē ]
A catheter held in the bladder by an inflatable balloon.
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