catheter

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a thin flexible tube inserted into the body to permit introduction or withdrawal of fluids or to keep the passageway open

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Initially, our preferred technique in Toronto for gentamicin ablation was to place the tubing of a butterfly catheter through a myringotomy hole in the eardrum.
On arrival at the laboratory, the volunteers changed into sleepwear and the study nurse inserted an indwelling butterfly catheter into a vein in the arm or back of the hand to minimize disturbance during the subsequent collection of hourly blood samples.
They changed into sleepwear, and the study nurse inserted an indwelling butterfly catheter into a vein in the arm or back of the hand for the collection of blood samples each hour on the hour from 2100 hr to 0700 hr.