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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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An indwelling catheter was reinserted with an immediate return of 600 mL of urine.
After a medical doctor places the indwelling catheter, the device allows fluid drainage to take place conveniently in a patients home or in a hospice setting.
Its simple set-up and application offers the possibility to use it even in patients with suboptimal vascular access or even with an indwelling catheter, all without the need for particular hardware or unusual nursing skill.
Class objectives include the following: verbalize steps to prepare for the operation, demonstrate care for the indwelling catheter with appropriate bag changes, identify how to manage possible health issues, and discuss when to contact the healthcare provider.
The journal includes articles on nurses' knowledge of delirium--a preventable but life-threatening condition among the older population; an audit of the hydration levels of patients in hospital beds at an aged-care facility; and the effect of an education package on catheter-associated urinary tract infection on nurses' knowledge of indwelling catheter care.
One of the more commonly used CAUTI definitions lists several elements: presence of an indwelling catheter for more than two days, presence of signs and symptoms, and a positive urine culture (Centers for Disease Control [CDC], 2015).
Mino-Lok is a patent-protected, novel solution containing minocycline, edetate (disodium EDTA), and ethyl alcohol, which act to break down bacterial biofilms, eradicate the bacteria, provide anti-clotting properties to maintain patency in CVCs, and salvage the indwelling catheter.
2) With insertion of catheter, the bacteria may be pushed along the urethra into the bladder or with an indwelling catheter, may migrate along the tract between the catheter and the urethral mucosa, gaining access to the bladder.
USPRwire, Fri Apr 17 2015] A Foley catheter, also called the indwelling catheter, is inserted into the bladder to drain urine.
13] The average time from catheter placement to presentation was 31 years, which is in concordance with the typical time of presentation of SCC in the chronic indwelling catheter population.
Utilization of condom catheter has also been shown to be effective in reducing bacteriuria, symptomatic UT and mortality as compared to indwelling catheter (17).