noun Date: circa 1852 the use of or introduction of a catheter (as in or into the bladder, trachea, or heart) • catheterize transitive verb

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  • catheterization — Passage of a catheter. clean intermittent bladder c. (CIC) a common way for patients with neurogenic bladders that do not empty normally to empty their bladders on a routine schedule. * * * cath·e·ter·iza·tion or Brit cath·e·ter·isa·tion .kath ət …   Medical dictionary

  • catheterization — n. the introduction of a catheter into a hollow organ or vessel. In urethral catheterization a catheter is introduced into the bladder to relieve obstruction to the outflow of urine (see also intermittent self catheterization). Catheters can also …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Catheterization — Catheterism Cath e*ter*ism, Catheterization Cath e*ter*i*za tion, n. (Med.) The operation of introducing a catheter. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • catheterization — noun The procedure of introducing a catheter. Since the development of fiber optics, treatments utilizing catheterization have replaced some former surgical procedures …   Wiktionary

  • catheterization — See catheterize. * * * Threading of a flexible tube (catheter) through a channel in the body to inject drugs or a contrast medium, measure and record flow and pressures, inspect structures, take samples, diagnose disorders, or clear blockages. A… …   Universalium

  • catheterization — n. (Medicine) insertion of a catheter into the body to drain body fluids or to keep a passage open (also catheterisation) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • catheterization — cath·e·ter·i·za·tion …   English syllables

  • catheterization — noun the operation of introducing a catheter into the body • Syn: ↑catheterisation • Derivationally related forms: ↑catheterise (for: ↑catheterisation), ↑catheterize • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Catheterization, venous — The insertion of a tiny tube (a catheter) into a peripheral or central vein to deliver fluids or medication. This is the most frequently used method for the administration of intravenous (IV) fluids and IV meds (medications). The most common… …   Medical dictionary

  • Urinary catheterization — Intervention ICD 9 CM 57.94, MeSH …   Wikipedia

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