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)

Other Words from catheterization

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

Examples of catheterization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Early treatment with clot-buster medications or a trip to the catheterization laboratory is critical. Dr. Michael Daignault, USA TODAY, 14 Apr. 2022 The fact that, during the catheterization, the artery looked normal would mean that the spasm had relaxed and the artery reopened. New York Times, 3 Feb. 2022 However, catheterization technique needs to be meticulous to avoid introducing bacteria. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 9 Sep. 2021 Although most people have a good outcome, some people have worsening of symptoms after surgery, requiring intermittent or permanent catheterization. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 9 Sep. 2021 One of them was nurse Jeffrey Roussel, who works in the catheterization laboratory. Emily Woodruff,, 14 Dec. 2020 Ambulances with heart patients were being diverted because the facility's catheterization lab was down, the person posted. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 29 Sep. 2020 Her sister, Zyniya, who is now 10, knows how to properly clean up after a catheterization, how to change a diaper, how to buckle her into the car. Washington Post, 5 Sep. 2019 Examples might include an endoscopy or a heart catheterization that is not expected to involve significant hospital recovery time, Stack said Monday. Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, 27 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of catheterization

circa 1852, in the meaning defined above

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variants: or British catheterisation \ ˌkath-​ət-​ə-​rə-​ˈzā-​shən, ˌkath-​tə-​rə-​ How to pronounce catheterization (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 catheterization (audio) \ transitive verb catheterized or British catheterised; catheterizing or British catheterising

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