Medical Definition of Ort-a-cath

1. A device surgically implanted under the skin, usually on the chest, that enters a large blood vessel and is used to deliver medication, chemotherapy, blood products and also is used to obtain blood samples. A port is usually inserted if a person has veins in the arm which are difficult to use for treatment or if certain types of chemotherapy drugs are to be given. (09 Oct 1997)



Lexicographical Neighbors of Ort-a-cath

orrisroots
orrorrhœa
ors
orschallite
orse
orseille
orseilles
orseillin BB
orsellic
orsellic acid
orsellinate
orsellinates
orsellinic
orsellinic acid
ort-a-cath (current term)
ortalidian
ortanique
ortaniques
ortataxel
orth-
orthant
orthants
orthergasia
orthesis
orthetics
orthian
orthicon
orthicons
orthid

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