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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

removal of fluid from the chest by centesis for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes

Usage examples (12)
  • What risks are associated with paracentesis or thoracentesis?
  • The procedure for removing fluid from the chest is called thoracentesis.
  • Fluid drainage (paracentesis/thoracentesis) with or without catheter placement
  • Included in the set of procedures are several that many of us older internists consider basic internist activities: thoracentesis, abdominal paracentesis, naso gastric... for more
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