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 catheterization (audio) , ˈkath-​tə-​ \ transitive verb

Examples of catheterization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 The 40,000-square-foot expansion includes a cardiovascular operating room, a hybrid catheterization lab and 30 critical-care-capable beds, which brings the hospital’s total inpatient beds to 130. Naseem S. Miller,, 11 Dec. 2019 He was taken into a catheterization lab and then to an operating room, The New York Times report says. Rebekah Riess And Hollie Silverman, CNN, 24 July 2019 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, 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, 9 Mar. 2018

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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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“Catheterization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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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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