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balloon catheter

noun

Definition of balloon catheter

  1. :  a catheter with an inflatable tip that serves especially to hold the catheter in place or to expand a partly closed or obstructed bodily passage or tube (as a coronary artery) —called also balloon-tipped catheter



1952

First Known Use of balloon catheter

1952


Medical Dictionary

balloon catheter

noun

Medical Definition of balloon catheter

  1. :  a catheter with an inflatable tip which can be expanded (as by air or water) especially to hold the catheter in place or to expand a partly closed or obstructed bodily passage, opening, or vessel (as a coronary artery)—see balloon angioplasty, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty



Variants of balloon catheter

also

balloon–tipped catheter


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