intravenous catheter


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intravenous catheter

Etymology: L, intra, within, vena, vein; Gk, katheter, a thing inserted
a catheter that is inserted into a vein for supplying medications or nutrients directly into the bloodstream or for diagnostic purposes such as studying blood pressure.

in·tra·ve·nous cath·e·ter

(in'tră-vē'nŭs kath'ĕ-tĕr)
A catheter that is surgically introduced into a vein to supply pharmacotherapeutic agents.

intravenous catheter

A catheter inserted into a vein to administer fluids or medications or to measure pressure.
See also: catheter
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