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indwelling

 [in´dwel-ing]
pertaining to a catheter or other tube left within an organ or body passage for drainage, maintenance of patency, or administration of drugs or nutrients.

indwelling

/in·dwell·ing/ (in´dwel-ing) pertaining to a catheter or other tube left within an organ or body passage for drainage, to maintain patency, or for the administration of drugs or nutrients.

indwelling

(ĭn′dwĕl′ĭng)
adj.
1. Dwelling or residing within.
2. Placed or implanted within the body, as a catheter or electrode.
n.
An inner presence, as of a spirit or power.

indwelling

Of a CATHETER or draining tube that is left in situ for a length of time.

indwelling

to occupy a space; in surgery, left in position; said particularly of catheters. See also indwelling catheter.
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Study aim and type of research: A cross-sectional study was conducted between May 2011-November 2011 to determine the effect of catheter indwell time on the development of phlebitis during PVC.
The Effect of Seven Variables on Phlebitis Development due to PVC Administration: Analysis of the effects of 7 variables associated with phlebitis showed that catheter indwell time has the greatest effect (p=0.
And as the Spirit of creation, the Spirit has been defined as the breath of God who indwells and sustains the cosmos.
Whether manifesting herself as a living, breathing organism like a dove, or an inanimate lifeform, such as wind or fire, the Spirit indwells nature as its interanimating force in order to lead all creation into a peaceable relationship with itself.
Could it be, then, that an adequate basis for hope in a restored earth lies in a recovery of the Holy Spirit as God's power of life-giving breath [ruah] who indwells and sustains all lifeforms?