- femoral catheter
- a central venous catheter inserted through the femoral vein.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
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central venous catheter — an intravenous catheter for insertion directly into a large vein, most commonly the subclavian vein, during its passage under the clavicle, or the jugular in the neck. Such catheters can also be inserted into the femoral vein at the groin. They… … Medical dictionary
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