catheter catheter  /ˈkæ θə tər/


  • (n) a thin flexible tube inserted into the body to permit introduction or withdrawal of fluids or to keep the passageway open

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  1. Incontinence is seldom a problem, because a catheter is used to warm the urethra and keep it from freezing during the operation.
  2. Smaller catheters and stents and lower doses should give women better results.
  3. Working the catheter up through the blood vessels, he reached the opening of the obstructed heart artery.


  1. Teleflex gets FDA clearance for ARROW catheters

    Teleflex has announced it has received FDA clearance to market its ARROW NextStep Retrograde Femoral Length Dialysis Catheters. The ARROW NextStep Retrograde Hemodialysis Catheter is the first of its kind ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: via Yahoo! Finance

  2. US Interventional Cardiologists Dramatically Increase Use Of Wrist Access

    In the last six years interventional cardiologists have dramatically increased their use of a new technique to send catheters to the heart for their procedures, though still only a small percentage of procedures are performed using the new approach. Instead of puncturing a hole in the femoral artery in the groin and snaking a catheter to theheart they are using the much-smaller radial artery in ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. Advanced Catheter Therapies Seeking $3 Million Series B Equity Financing

    Advanced Catheter Therapies, Inc. announced today that it is in the process of raising $3 million in Series B preferred equity financing. ACT is a research and development medical device company with a ...
    on June 5, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

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  1. On Friday, July 2, McDermott wrote: "OMG!!!!! My catheter is stuck and won't come out. I'm waiting for the doctor to get here and give it a try. Gotta be honest, I'm scared!!"
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Dean McDermott Source:

  2. In a phone interview with blogger Marc Malkin just 10 minutes after surgery on Thursday, Knoxville said, "I'm still a little groggy from the anesthesia. I just got the catheter out, and the doctor said I can resume normal functions immediately --...
    on Feb 2, 2007 By: Johnny Knoxville Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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