cath·​e·​ter·​i·​za·​tion | \ ˌka-thə-tə-rə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce catheterization (audio) , ˌkath-tə-rə-\

Definition of catheterization

: the use of or introduction of a catheter (as in or into the bladder, trachea, or heart)

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Other Words from catheterization

catheterize \ ˈka-​thə-​tə-​ˌrīz How to pronounce catheterize (audio) , ˈkath-​tə-​ \ transitive verb

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For example, patients in the Phoenix VA nursing home were half as likely to report constant pain, and had long-term catheterization one-third as often as other VA homes. Dennis Wagner, azcentral, "Prescott VA nursing home ranks among worst nationally, data show," 17 June 2018 When patients enter a hospital during a heart attack, some are immediately taken to a catheterization laboratory, said Robert Yeh, an interventional cardiologist and co-author of the study. Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, "Cardiologist away? Then you might be more likely to survive a heart attack, study suggests," 9 Mar. 2018 One disorder, called single-ventricle disease, can lead to scarring in the liver and abnormal flow in the lymphatic system, which can be treated with a catheterization. Tom Avril,, "Infant heart surgery is just the start of lifelong issues. Doctors are developing new ways to cope," 9 Mar. 2018 There, the victim was sent to the catheterization laboratory for evaluation and fitted with a stent, Mehling said. John Tuohy, Indianapolis Star, "Grocery-shopping firefighters in Fishers save heart attack victim from checking out," 20 Feb. 2018 The new hospital also features advanced surgical suites and a catheterization laboratory with imaging equipment used in cardiac care. Stephen Hudak,, "Ambulances to carry patients from old Florida Hospital Apopka to new one," 12 Dec. 2017 More catheterizations than are conceivable to the male mind. Glenn Garvin, miamiherald, "When ATV flipped, husband-to-be’s vertebrae were crushed. His faith remains intact," 9 Dec. 2017 No recommendation for catheterization or any other heart procedure was made, the official said. Simone Preissler Iglesias,, "Brazil Denies Report About Temer’s Heart Health," 12 Oct. 2017 Then in 2008, the health system was rocked by scandal when a catheterization lab nurse was caught stealing patients’ fentanyl and replacing it with saline. Andy Marso, kansascity, "How do docs misusing drugs fit into the opioid crisis? One example sheds light.," 10 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of catheterization

circa 1852, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of catheterization was circa 1852

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variants: or British catheterisation \ ˌkath-​ət-​ə-​rə-​ˈzā-​shən, ˌkath-​tə-​rə-​ How to pronounce catheterisation (audio) \

Medical Definition of catheterization

: the use of or insertion of a catheter (as in or into the bladder, trachea, or heart)

Other Words from catheterization

catheterize or British catheterise \ ˈkath-​ət-​ə-​ˌrīz, ˈkath-​tə-​ How to pronounce catheterise (audio) \ transitive verb catheterized or British catheterised; catheterizing or British catheterising

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