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Related to spinal tap: lumbar puncture


1. a quick, light blow.
2. to drain off fluid by paracentesis.
spinal tap lumbar puncture.
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lum·bar punc·ture (LP),

a puncture into the subarachnoid space of the lumbar region to obtain spinal fluid for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
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spinal tap

Lumbar puncture, see there.
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lum·bar punc·ture

(lŭm'bahr pŭngk'shŭr)
A puncture into the subarachnoid space of the lumbar region to obtain spinal fluid for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
Synonym(s): rachicentesis, rachiocentesis, spinal tap.
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spinal tap

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