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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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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.
Thus, after a butterfly catheter was inserted into the antecubital vein, a pre-exercise blood specimen was drawn and the blood pressure cuff was inflated to 50 mmHg above the systolic pressure.
We passed the solution through a simple butterfly catheter that had the needle end cut off and then through polyethylene tubing that had been placed through a myringotomy incision.
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.