• WordNet 3.6
    • n catheter a thin flexible tube inserted into the body to permit introduction or withdrawal of fluids or to keep the passageway open
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Catheter (Med) 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n catheter In surgery: A tubular instrument introduced through the urethra into the bladder, to draw off the urine when its discharge is arrested by disease or accident. ⟨b) A tube for introduction into other canals: as, a Eustachian catheter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Catheter kath′e-tėr a tube to be introduced through the urethra into the bladder to draw off the urine, or for injecting air or fluids into the Eustachian tube
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. Gr. a thing let down or put in, catheter, fr. to send down, to let down; + to send
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. kathetos, perpendicular, kathetēr, from kathienai, to send down.


In literature:

McClellan records a case of penetration of the ureter by the careless use of a catheter.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
He mentioned that passing a catheter often causes shivering.
"The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume II (of II)" by Charles Darwin
To-day she passed water for the first time for four years, and the catheter was never again used.
"Fat and Blood" by S. Weir Mitchell
It is necessary to use the catheter if retention of urine occurs.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The irritation set up in the parts by the friction of the catheter causes inflammation and exudation in the lining membrane.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Sterilized Soft Rubber Catheter.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I. (of IV.)" by W. Grant Hague, M.D.
It may be necessary to use the catheter if the water should fail to pass off after inhibiting the pubic system.
"Philosophy of Osteopathy" by Andrew T. Still
Thenceforth until he got nearly well he was obliged to use the catheter regularly.
"The Electric Bath" by George M. Schweig
It was given either by esophageal catheter, or by dropping it into the mouth from a pipette.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
These measures proving of no avail, the next endeavor should be to pass a catheter.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various

In news:

Peristaltic Pump for Catheter Washing and Cooling.
Catheter-related infections acquired during hospital stays frequently go unnoted by coders.
A review of multiple international studies suggests that hospitals can cut their catheter-associated urinary tract infections by 52% by implementing simple systems that trigger staff to regularly check the patient still needs one.
New federal penalties for catheter-associated urinary tract infections that limit reimbursement to hospitals where they occur may be ineffective because hospital staffs often don't accurately code those cases.
Medical Components, Inc Awarded Agreement for Three Venous Access Catheter Categories with Novation LLC.
An 18-year-old Pennsylvania woman is facing charges including attempted homicide after police say she tried to pull a catheter out of her boyfriend's chest while accusing him of cheating on her.
Sanovas Inc Receives Patent Allowance for Nested Balloon Catheter for Localized Drug Delivery.
Viance Crossing Catheter and Enteer Re-entry System offer new approach to chronic total occlusions in peripheral arteries .
(A) When hospitals leave catheters in people's bladders for too long, people get urinary infections.
Sono-Tek's extensive understanding of implantable stent coating has enabled us to apply this expertise in developing a system for drug coated balloons or other balloon catheters.
Boston Scientific Announces First Use of Blazer ® Open-Irrigated Catheter in U.S. Get today's electronic medical design headlines and news.
Boston Scientific Corp said on Thursday it will acquire privately-held Vessix Vascular Inc, a developer of a catheter-based device that treats.
FDA Clearance And CE Mark Approval For Intra-Aortic Balloon Catheter Received.
At Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMCC), Quture implemented an evidence-based optimal clinical process for prevention of catheter-acquired urinary tract infections (CAUTI) in the intensive care unit.
Woman tries to pull catheter out of man's chest .

In science:

Possible role of capillary action in pathogenesis of experimental catheter-associated dermal tunnel infections. J.
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms