guidewire

A long and flexible fine spring used to introduce and position an intravascular angiographic catheter (see Seldinger technique). ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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guidewire

Type: Term Pronunciation: gīd′wīr Definitions: 1. A wire or spring used as a guide for placement of a larger device or prosthesis, such as a catheter or intramedullary pin.
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