catheterize

[kath-i-tuh-rahyz]
verb (used with object), catheterized, catheterizing.
to introduce a catheter into.
Also, especially British, catheterise.


Origin:
1880–85; catheter + -ize

catheterization, noun
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catheterize or catheterise (ˈkæθɪtəˌraɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to insert a catheter into
 
catheterise or catheterise
 
vb
 
catheteri'zation or catheterise
 
n
 
catheteri'sation or catheterise
 
n

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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)
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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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No inducible coronary artery spasm present during cardiac catheterization.
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