central venous access catheter


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(SEN-trul VEE-nus AKS-ess KATH-a-tir)

A tube that is inserted into a blood vessel by a surgeon. One end sticks out of the skin. The other end stays inside the vein. It can be used to give fluid and drugs, or to take blood samples.

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Audio contributed by: Larry King

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