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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.