(Abdominal Paracentesis) Medical procedure to remove unwanted fluid. Abdominal paracentesis involves having a needle put into the abdomen. The needle is attached to a tube and a collecting bag. Fluid that has collected inside the abdomen (ascites) can then be drained away into the bag. See Abdomen, Ascites.
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the insertion of a needle into a body cavity to relieve pressure, inject a drug, or remove a sample for analysis
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Paracentesis: The removal of fluid from a body cavity using a needle, trocar, cannula, or other hollow instrument. A paracentesis may be diagnostic or therapeutic as, for example, in ascites where there is free fluid in the abdominal (peritoneal) cavity. If the cause of the ascites is uncertain, diagnostic paracentesis is done in order to obtain fl
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[ Latin , from Greek ..., from ... to pierce at the side, to tap.] (Medicine)
The perforation of a cavity of the body with a trocar, aspirator, or other suitable instrument, for the evacuation of effused fluid, pus, or gas; tapping.
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<procedure> Surgical puncture of the abdominal cavity for the aspiration of peritoneal fluid. ... Origin: Gr. Kentesis = puncture ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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(par″ә-sen-te´sis) surgical puncture of a cavity for the aspiration of fluid. adj., paracentet´ic., adj. Paracentesis of the abdominal cavity. abdominal paracentesis +insertion of a trocar through a small incision and into the pe...
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• (n.) The perforation of a cavity of the body with a trocar, aspirator, or other suitable instrument, for the evacuation of effused fluid, pus, or gas; tapping.
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(para- + Gr. kentsis puncture) surgical puncture of the abdominal cavity for the aspiration of peritoneal fluid.
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Paracentesis is a medical procedure involving needle drainage of fluid from a body cavity, most commonly the peritoneal cavity in the abdomen. A related procedure is thoracocentesis, which is needle drainage of the chest cavity. Pericardiocentesis involves taking fluid in the area of the pericardium. ==Indications== It is used for a number of reas
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Type: Term Pronunciation: par′ă-sen-tē′sis Definitions: 1. The passage into a cavity of a trocar and cannula, needle, or other hollow instrument for the purpose of removing fluid; variously designated according to the cavity punctured. Synonyms: tapping2
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A procedure in which a thin needle or tube is put into the abdomen to remove fluid from the peritoneal cavity (the space within the abdomen that contains the intestines, the stomach, and the liver).
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a procedure to remove fluid that has accumulated in the abdominal cavity
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