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Catheterization

"Catheterization" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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Use or insertion of a tubular device into a duct, blood vessel, hollow organ, or body cavity for injecting or withdrawing fluids for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. It differs from INTUBATION in that the tube here is used to restore or maintain patency in obstructions.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Catheterization" by people in this website by year, and whether "Catheterization" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 45 publications over 22 distinct years, with a maximum of 7 publications in 2008
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