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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.
(This concentration is approximately 10 times stronger than the gentamicin in commercially available drops in the United States.) 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.