indwelling catheter

a urethral catheter that is held in position in the urethra.

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  • indwelling catheter — noun A catheter left inside the body, either temporarily or permanently …   Wiktionary

  • indwelling catheter — a hollow tube left implanted in a body canal or organ, esp. the bladder, to promote drainage. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • indwelling catheter — a hollow tube left implanted in a body canal or organ, esp. the bladder, to promote drainage. [1930 35] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Catheter — disassembled In medicine, a catheter (pronounced /ˈkæθɪtər/) is a tube that can be inserted into a body cavity, duct, or vessel. Catheters thereby allow drainage, administration of fluids or gases, or access by surgical instruments. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Catheter, indwelling bladder — A flexible plastic tube (a catheter) inserted into the bladder that remains ( dwells ) there to provide continuous urinary drainage. The principal type of indwelling bladder catheter is the Foley which has a balloon on the bladder end. After the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Indwelling bladder catheter — A flexible plastic tube (a catheter) inserted into the bladder that remains ( dwells ) there to provide continuous urinary drainage. The principal type of indwelling bladder catheter is the Foley which has a balloon on the bladder end. After the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Catheter, Foley — A flexible plastic tube (a catheter) inserted into the bladder to provide continuous urinary drainage. The Foley has a balloon on the bladder end. After the catheter is inserted in the bladder, the balloon is inflated (with air or fluid) so that… …   Medical dictionary

  • catheter а demeure — indwelling c …   Medical dictionary

  • catheter — 1. A tubular instrument to allow passage of fluid from or into a body cavity or blood vessel. SEE ALSO: line (4). 2. Especially a c. designed to be passed through the urethra into the bladder to drain it of retained …   Medical dictionary

  • indwelling — in·dwell·ing in .dwel iŋ adj left within a bodily organ or passage to maintain drainage, prevent obstruction, or provide a route for administration of food or drugs used of an implanted tube (as a catheter) * * * in·dwell·ing (inґdwel ing)… …   Medical dictionary

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