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guide·wire

(gīd'wīr),
A wire or spring used as a guide for placement of a larger device or prosthesis, such as a catheter or intramedullary pin.

guide·wire

, guide wire (gīd'wīr)
A long and flexible fine spring used to introduce and position an intravascular angiographic catheter
See: Seldinger technique
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GUIDEWIRE

guidewire

, guide wire (gīd′wī″ĕr)
A device used to enter tight spaces, e.g., obstructed valves or channels, within the body, or to assist in inserting, positioning, and moving a catheter. Guidewires vary in size, length, stiffness, composition, and shape of the tip.
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