Definition of catheterize in English:

catheterize

Syllabification: cath·e·ter·ize
Pronunciation: /ˈkaTHədəˌrīz
 
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verb

[with object] Medicine
Insert a catheter into (a patient or body cavity).
More example sentences
  • The right lower forelimb vein was catheterized for intravenous infusion of Ringer's lactate.
  • An 86 year old man who had had a transurethral prostatectomy in 1985 was catheterised for acute urinary retention and allowed home with a catheter in situ.
  • He presented to his local emergency department the next evening with acute urinary retention and was catheterised and admitted to a urological ward.

Derivatives

catheterization

Pronunciation: /ˌkaTHətərəˈzāSHən/
noun
More example sentences
  • The advent of echocardiography, cardiac catheterisation, and nuclear medicine have since improved the diagnosis and investigation of patients with heart failure.
  • During the last 10 years, we have substituted bedside echocardiography for right heart catheterization in our ICU.
  • The patient then has a stress thallium test or, at the preference of the cardiologist, heart catheterisation or coronary angiography.

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