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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.
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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.
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indwelling

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