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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A thin flexible tube inserted into the body to permit introduction or withdrawal of fluids or to keep the passageway open.

Usage examples (37)
  • A thin catheter is passed through a small incision into a blood vessel, usually in the knee or arm.
  • When can my child bathe after the catheter is placed?
  • When can I remove the bandage after the catheter is removed?
  • The IV catheter is a tiny plastic tube with a needle inside. for more
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