Foley catheter

noun
Fo·​ley catheter | \ ˈfō-lē- How to pronounce Foley catheter (audio) \
variants: or less commonly Foley \ ˈfō-​lē How to pronounce Foley (audio) \
plural Foley catheters also Foleys

Definition of Foley catheter

medical
: a thin, flexible catheter used especially to drain urine from the bladder by way of the urethra

Note: The Foley catheter is often referred to as an indwelling catheter because it can be left in place for extended periods of time.

First Known Use of Foley catheter

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Foley catheter

after Frederic E. B. Foley †1966 American urologist, who designed it

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Foley catheter

noun
Fo·​ley catheter | \ ˈfō-lē- How to pronounce Foley catheter (audio) \

Medical Definition of Foley catheter

: a catheter with an inflatable balloon tip for retention in the bladder

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