cath

noun
\ˈkath \
plural caths

Definition of cath 

(Entry 1 of 4)

: catheterization especially : cardiac catheterization … four or five low-risk caths could easily be done each day. — David Guo often used before another noun Twenty minutes later, she was in the heart cath room where Drs. Maddox and Bronson spent the next two hours delicately pushing 3 stents into an artery … — Roger Aiken

cath

verb
cathed; cathing

Definition of cath (Entry 2 of 4)

transitive verb

: to insert a catheter into (a patient) : to perform a catheterization procedure on (a patient) … the nurse soon returned and said she had tried to cath the woman but couldn't find her urethra …— Charles Hagen

Definition of cath (Entry 3 of 4)

1 cathartic

cath-

prefix

Definition of cath- (Entry 4 of 4)

— see cata-

First Known Use of cath

Noun

1976, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1980, in the meaning defined above

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cath

noun
\ˈkath \

Medical Definition of cath 

(Entry 1 of 3)

: catheterization especially : cardiac catheterization A routine catheterization takes no more than an hour. Allowing for preparation and cleanup time, that means four or five low-risk caths could easily be done each day. — David Guo, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 16 Aug. 1993 often used before another noun a cath lab

Medical Definition of cath (Entry 2 of 3)

: to insert a catheter into : subject to catheterization … the nurse soon returned and said she had tried to cath the woman but couldn't find her urethra … — Charles Hagen, in Emergency!: True Stories from the Nation's ERs, 1996

Medical Definition of cath (Entry 3 of 3)

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