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cath

noun \ ˈkath \

Definition of cath

plural caths
: 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

First Known Use of cath

1976

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cath

verb

Definition of cath

cathed; cathing
: 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

First Known Use of cath

1980

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cath

abbreviation

Definition of cath

1 cathartic

cath-

prefix

Definition of cath-

— see cata-

Medical Dictionary

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cath

noun \ ˈkath \

medical Definition of cath

: 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 GuoThe Pittsburgh Post-Gazette16 Aug. 1993
often used before another noun
  • a cath lab

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cath

transitive verb

medical Definition of cath

: 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 ERs1996

cath

abbreviation

medical Definition of cath


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