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Q: What is a catheter?

A: A catheter is a medical term for a thin walled single or multi-lumen tube that is typically used for medical procedures or devices which diagnose and support in restoring the health of an individual. The tubes are typically small enough to be inserted through the arteries and veins within a body and are often designed to have many unique properties that support the required procedure. Catheters can be used for introducing fluids, drugs or antibiotics, draining fluids, introducing secondary catheters and surgical devices or as coverings to specialty instruments.

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