catheterization


cath·e·ter·i·za·tion

noun \ˌka-thə-tə-rə-ˈzā-shən, ˌkath-tə-rə-\

Definition of CATHETERIZATION

:  the use of or introduction of a catheter (as in or into the bladder, trachea, or heart)
cath·e·ter·ize \ˈka-thə-tə-ˌrīz, ˈkath-tə-\ transitive verb

First Known Use of CATHETERIZATION

circa 1852

cath·e·ter·iza·tion

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CATHETERIZATION

: the use of or insertion of a catheter (as in or into the bladder, trachea, or heart)
cath·e·ter·ize or British cath·e·ter·ise \ˈkath-ət-ə-ˌrīz, ˈkath-tə-\ transitive verb, cath·e·ter·ized or British cath·e·ter·ised cath·e·ter·iz·ing or British cath·e·ter·is·ing

Variants of CATHETERIZATION

cath·e·ter·iza·tion or British cath·e·ter·isa·tion \ˌkath-ət-ə-rə-ˈzā-shən, ˌkath-tə-rə-\

catheterization

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

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 cardiac catheter, passed into the heart through an artery or vein (the incision is often in the groin), can also carry pacemaker electrodes. A bladder catheter goes through the urethra into the bladder.

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