central venous catheter n.
A catheter passed through a peripheral vein and ending in the thoracic vena cava; it is used to measure venous pressure or to infuse concentrated solutions.
- Central venous pressure
central venous pressure n. Abbr. CVP The pressure of the blood within the superior and inferior vena cava, depressed in circulatory shock and deficiencies of circulating blood volume, and increased with cardiac failure and congestion of circulation.
- Central vision
central vision n. Vision produced by light rays falling directly on the fovea centralis of the eye. Also called direct vision. Historical Examples
a city in central Illinois. a town in SW Washington. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples
to draw to or gather about a center. to bring under one control, especially in government: to centralize budgeting in one agency. to come together at or to form a center. Historical Examples verb to draw or move (something) to or towards a centre to bring or come under central control, esp governmental control v. […]