catheter

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Related to Hickman catheter: Broviac catheter, Quinton catheter

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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Peripherally inserted central catheters have a lower incidence of infection than do Hickman catheters, but they become infected more quickly, Dr.
A higher infection rate with Hickman catheters may reflect their use in patients with more complications for longer periods of time.