Catheterization



to introduce a catheter into.
Historical Examples

If both sides be completely obstructed, the only method to adopt is catheterization from the mouth.
A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4) Various

verb
(transitive) to insert a catheter into

catheterize cath·e·ter·ize (kāth’ĭ-tə-rīz’)
v. cath·e·ter·ized, cath·e·ter·iz·ing, cath·e·ter·iz·es
To introduce a catheter into.
cath’e·ter·i·za’tion (-rĭ-zā’shən)
catheterization [(kath-uh-tuhr-uh-zay-shuhn)]

Insertion of a catheter into the body. Common types of this procedure include cardiac catheterization, in which a catheter is inserted into the heart through a vein in the arm to diagnose heart disease, and urinary bladder catheterization, in which a catheter is inserted into the urethra to permit urine to flow out of the urinary bladder.

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