The Catheter and Everything You Ever Wanted to Know or Almost
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The Catheter and Everything You Ever Wanted to Know or Almost

The impressive catheter used by the medical profession today is designed to fit comfortably into the human body and to have the ease of insertion and manipulation needed by doctors to follow through with their intended procedure. That ease is due to the advancement in the manufacturing of plastics from which catheters are made. Most catheters today are made from various plastics and the newer catheters are coated with silicone

A catheter is made to be used in medical procedures that require the insertion of a tube into a part of the human body.  A catheter is the medical name of the tube that is used when a tube is needed to be inserted into the body.  There are different types of catheters made from different materials.  Most catheters are thin and easily maneuverable to make the procedure that they are assisting in simpler.  There are special catheters made for use in different parts of the body.  A catheter used in heart procedures would not be used in doing eye surgeries.

A catheter is a special tool designed and made to fit the specific use it is intended to be used to do.  Basically, however, a catheter has the same purpose regardless of the procedure being done or the type of catheter being used, that purpose is to enter the body safely to add fluids or to drain fluids.  Depending on the medical procedure it is used to perform, a catheter is available in various thicknesses.  Some catheters are used to help drain urine from the kidneys and are left in the body.  Other catheters are used to enter the body and drain fluids like urine from the bladder.  That procedure is used when the normal functions of the urethra and the bladder are damaged.

 Besides assisting in draining fluids like urine from the kidneys or the bladder, other catheters are used to insert fluids like medication or nourishment into the body.  There are specialized catheters like those used to insert oxygen into the lungs. The type and material from which it is made determines the purpose of the catheter, a specialized tool said to have first been used by the Greeks in ancient times. A catheter was first used by the ancient Greeks to drain urine from the body.  Since their original use, the catheter has seen many evolutions into the medical tool that is now available to surgeons and physicians alike.  There are now catheters that can implant an embryo into the uterus and other catheters that can act like umbilical cords providing nourishment to embryos or doing other procedures.

The impressive catheter used by the medical profession today is designed to fit comfortably into the human body and to have the ease of insertion and manipulation needed by doctors to follow through with their intended procedure. That ease is due to the advancement in the manufacturing of plastics from which catheters are made.  Most catheters today are made from various plastics and the newer catheters are coated with silicone to make their insertion easier into the part of the body for which it is made to be used, for example, in the urethra or in the heart.

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