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(Science: apparatus) a tubular, flexible, surgical instrument for withdrawing fluids from (or introducing fluids into) a cavity of the body, especially one for introduction into the bladder through the urethra for the withdraw of urine.

Origin: gr. Katheter

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Re: veins (alevel help!)

... watch a venous ablation surgery using ultrasound (I used to do ultrasound for these), you'd be likely to see the vein constrict in response to the catheter moving up through the vein. It's a fascinating physiological response, but quite irritating to the people trying to do the surgery. ;-) The ...

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by Dibear
Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: veins (alevel help!)
Replies: 7
Views: 13770

Constant Urination

... constantly, but that would risk a loss of electorlytes that would probably end the project at some point. However, e.g. people with a drain or catheter put into their bladder basically urinate all the time.

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by biohazard
Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Constant Urination
Replies: 6
Views: 3722

The Fiber Disease

... Table from: http://www.altcorp.com Microorganism Has been isolated from biofilms on Candida albicans Artificial voice prosthesis Central venous catheter Intrauterine device Coagulase-negative staphylococci Artificial hip prosthesis Artificial voice prosthesis Central venous catheter Intrauterine ...

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by Skytroll
Sun Nov 05, 2006 4:47 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 6245224

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