American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To introduce a catheter into.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To operate on with a catheter.
- v. To introduce a catheter into part of the body.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. (Med.) To operate on with a catheter.
- v. insert a catheter into (a body part)
- From catheter + -ize. (Wiktionary)
“Before she left, her parents were taught how to catheterize her.”
“He had a CT scan last night and will have a stress test and ultrasound today, looking for an aneurysm; they want to catheterize him, but he doesn't like this hospital, so he's standing firm on "nothing but non-invasive tests".”
“Deep within their prideful hearts they knew she would catheterize them, without a thought, in an instant.”
“The next time he bloated up from not being able to pee, I took him to the vet and told them to try to catheterize him one more time.”
“Children as young as age 5 can learn to catheterize themselves”
“A cardiologist may decide to catheterize you at this time, in order to determine the extent of blockage in your arteries.”
“Shortly after delivery there may be difficulty in emptying the bladder; and, under such circumstances, the doctor or nurse used to catheterize the patient immediately; this habit once begun, it was often necessary to repeat the operation day after day, or, for that matter, several times a day.”
“Afterward patients may have to catheterize themselves.”
“The female should self-catheterize when sitting on the toilet.”
“Up until mid-January, her parents had to catheterize her damaged urinary tract every three hours.”
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