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cath·e·ter

 (kăth′ĭ-tər)
n.
A hollow flexible tube for insertion into a body cavity, duct, or vessel to allow the passage of fluids or distend a passageway. Its uses include the drainage of urine from the bladder through the urethra or insertion through a blood vessel into the heart for diagnostic purposes.

[Late Latin, from Greek kathetēr, from kathīenai, kathe-, to send down : kat-, kata-, cata- + hīenai, to send; see yē- in Indo-European roots.]

catheter

(ˈkæθɪtə)
n
(Medicine) 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
[C17: from Late Latin, from Greek kathetēr, from kathienai to send down, insert]

cath•e•ter

(ˈkæθ ɪ tər)

n.
a thin flexible tube inserted into a bodily passage, vessel, or cavity to allow fluids to pass into or out of it, to distend it, or to convey diagnostic or other instruments through it.
[1595–1605; < Late Latin < Greek kathetḗr something inserted, catheter]

cath·e·ter

(kăth′ĭ-tər)
A thin, flexible tube inserted into a duct of the body to remove a blockage or to drain fluid.

catheter

- A tube inserted for withdrawing bodily fluids, it comes from Greek kathienai, "send or let down."
See also related terms for tube.

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A fine, plastic tube used in diagnostic procedures to examine internal organs and passages or as a drain to empty organs such as the bladder.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.catheter - a thin flexible tube inserted into the body to permit introduction or withdrawal of fluids or to keep the passageway open
endotracheal tube - a catheter that is inserted into the trachea through the mouth or nose in order to maintain an open air passage or to deliver oxygen or to permit the suctioning of mucus or to prevent aspiration of the stomach contents
tube, tubing - conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
Translations
katetri
kateter
cewnikkateter
katéter
kateter
kateter

catheter

[ˈkæθɪtəʳ] Ncatéter m

catheter

[ˈkæθɪr] ncathéter m

catheter

nKatheter m

catheter

[ˈkæθɪtəʳ] n (Med) → catetere m

cath·e·ter

n. catéter, sonda, tubo usado para drenar o introducir líquidos;
___ holderportacatéter.

catheter

n (venous, arterial) catéter m; (urinary) sonda; central venous — catéter venoso central; epidural — catéter epidural; Foley — sonda Foley, sonda vesical; Hickman — catéter Hickman; implantable — catéter implantable; peripherally-inserted central — (PICC) catéter central de inserción periférica; pulmonary artery o Swan-Ganz — catéter de arteria pulmonar, catéter de Swan-Ganz; urinary — sonda or catéter vesical, sonda or catéter en la vejiga
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We inserted a guidewire (0.035 Glidewire [R]; Terumo Medical Corporation, Somerset, NJ, USA) and an angiocatheter (5-Fr pigtail; Cook Inc., Bloomington, IN, USA) into the aorta, and confirmed the opening of SCAA, root of SMA, and patent graft through an aortography [Figure 1]c.
Guided by ultrasound, a 16 gauge angiocatheter was inserted into the bladder and urine was aspirated.
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Thereafter, a suitable peripheral vein was cannulated with an 18-gauge angiocatheter. All the parturients in both groups received intravenous 0.9% saline (500 mL) and before the induction of anesthesia, they were pre-oxygenated with 6 L/min of 100% [O.sub.2] for 5 minutes.
For example, Gleich and Nemergut advocate using a six-inch angiocatheter using Seldinger's technique in the forearm veins under ultrasound (US) guidance [7], while Johnson et al.
Peritoneal lavage (PL) was then performed through a 20-gauge angiocatheter (BD Pharmingen, San Diego, CA, USA), with the intraperitoneal instillation of 3 ml Hank's balanced salt solution (HBSS, [Ca.sup.2+], [Mg.sup.2+] free).
When the animals were relaxed, Propolipid 20 mg (-2 mL; propofol, Fresenius Kabi AB, Uppsala, Sweden) was given intravenously through an 18-gauge angiocatheter (BD Venflon Pro, Becton Dickinson, Helsingborg, Sweden) into the foreleg and supplemented when the occasion requires to retain universal anesthesia.