peripheral venous catheter

Definition / meaning of peripheral venous catheter

A small, flexible tube used to deliver fluids into the body. A needle is used to insert the catheter into a vein, usually in the back of the hand or in the forearm. The tubing is then taped to the skin to hold it in place.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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