(noun) a thin flexible tube inserted into the body to permit introduction or withdrawal of fluids or to keep the passageway open
Source: WordNet® 3.1
catheter (plural catheters)
(medicine) A small tube inserted into a body cavity to administer a drug, create an opening, distend a passageway, or remove fluid.
• Foley catheter
• indwelling catheter
• Charette, catereth, charette, cheretta, createth
Cath"e*ter, n. Etym: [L., fr. Gr. (Med.)
Definition: 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.
Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition
27 July 2021
(noun) an operation moving an organ from one organism (the donor) to another (the recipient); “he had a kidney transplant”; “the long-term results of cardiac transplantation are now excellent”; “a child had a multiple organ transplant two months ago”
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