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Descriptor English: Urinary Catheterization
Descriptor Spanish: Cateterismo Urinario
Descriptor Portuguese: Cateterismo Urinário
Descriptor French: Cathétérisme urinaire
Entry term(s): Catheterization, Foley
Catheterization, Ureteral
Catheterization, Urethral
Catheterization, Urinary
Catheterizations, Ureteral
Catheterizations, Urethral
Catheterizations, Urinary
Foley Catheterization
Ureteral Catheterization
Ureteral Catheterizations
Urethral Catheterization
Urethral Catheterizations
Urinary Catheterizations
Tree number(s): E01.370.390.820
E02.148.947
E05.157.500
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014546
Scope note: Passage of a CATHETER into the URINARY BLADDER or kidney.
Annotation: coordinate IM with specific site (NIM) if pertinent
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
Entry Version: URINARY CATH
Related: Urinary Catheters MeSH
DeCS ID: 23500
Unique ID: D014546
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/06/22
Urinary Catheterization - Preferred
Concept UI M0022366
Scope note Passage of a CATHETER into the URINARY BLADDER or kidney.
Preferred term Urinary Catheterization
Entry term(s) Catheterization, Urinary
Catheterizations, Urinary
Urinary Catheterizations
Catheterization, Ureteral - Narrower
Concept UI M0022364
Scope note Employment or passage of a CATHETER into the URETER from the kidney towards the URINARY BLADDER or from the bladder towards the kidney.
Preferred term Catheterization, Ureteral
Entry term(s) Catheterizations, Ureteral
Ureteral Catheterization
Ureteral Catheterizations
Catheterization, Urethral - Narrower
Concept UI M0022365
Scope note Employment or passage of CATHETER through the URETHRA into the URINARY BLADDER
Preferred term Catheterization, Urethral
Entry term(s) Catheterizations, Urethral
Urethral Catheterization
Urethral Catheterizations
Foley Catheterization - Narrower
Concept UI M0570241
Scope note The use of a Foley catheter, a type of balloon catheter that was invented to be a URINARY CATHETER that holds itself in place by inflation of the balloon tip.
Preferred term Foley Catheterization
Entry term(s) Catheterization, Foley



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