Discount Catheters Glossary
Loss of control of bowel and/or bladder function.
- Indwelling catheter
A flexible tube that remains in the bladder continuously to drain urine. May be referred to as a Foley catheter.
A condition resulting from the presence of bacteria.
- Inner flap
A thin, latex extra membrane inside Hollister Incorporated extended wear latex male external catheters. The inner flap helps prevent urine undermining of the catheter adhesive.
- Insertion stripe
A colored line or a ridge that extends the length of the catheter, especially the coudé catheter, and serves as an alignment guide during insertion. On Hollister Incorporated products, a funnel notch provides this guide.
- Intermittent catheter
A flexible tube that is used for emptying the bladder on a regular schedule. The tube is inserted and removed at regular time intervals and is not indwelling. Used for self-catheterization.
- Internal sphincter muscle
An involuntary muscle located at the bladder opening to the urethra.