catheter

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catheter

Med a long slender flexible tube for inserting into a natural bodily cavity or passage for introducing or withdrawing fluid, such as urine or blood

catheter

[′kath·ə·dər]
(medicine)
A hollow, tubular device for insertion into a cavity, duct, or vessel to permit injection or withdrawal of fluids or to establish patency of the passageway.
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The technologist injecting via angiocath or butterfly needle and a syringe should perform the following steps if extravasation occurs:
The solder was applied with a 1-ml syringe and a 16-gauge Angiocath (figure 2, A).
He easily identified the needle that injured him as an Angiocath IV catheter manufactured by Becton-Dickinson Vascular Access, Inc.
The Angiocath-N Autoguard and the 22- and 24-gauge Angiocath Autoguard shielded IV catheters utilize a notched needle technology that allows rapid visualization of blood return and immediate confirmation of placement in the vein.