Medical Definition of Foley catheter
: a catheter with an inflatable balloon tip for retention in the bladder
Biographical Note for foley catheter
Frederic Eugene Basil (1891–1966), American urologist. Foley in 1937 introduced an operation for stricture at the junction of the ureter and the kidney pelvis. The operation entailed the insertion of a rubber catheter now known as the Foley catheter.
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