Spinal tap

another term for a lumbar puncture
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Spinal Tap

Spinal tap: Also known as a lumbar puncture or 'LP', a spinal tap is a procedure whereby spinal fluid is removed from the spinal canal for the purpose of diagnostic testing. It is particularly helpful in the diagnosis of inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system, especially infections, such as meningitis. It can also provide clues to the ...
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spinal tap

A diagnostic procedure where a sterile needle is introduced into the lower spine (L2) to collect cerebrospinal fluid for diagnostic purposes. Chemical analysis, cellular analysis and CSF pressure can all be measured with this procedure. This test can aid in the diagnosis of meningitis, subarachnoid haemorrhage and multiple sclerosis. ... (27 Sep 19...
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spinal tap

lumbar puncture, spinal tap A lumbar puncture, or 'LP', is a spinal tap which is a procedure whereby spinal fluid is removed from the spinal canal for the purpose of diagnostic testing. It is particularly helpful in the diagnosis of inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system; especially, infections, such as meningitis. It can also provide ...
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Spinal Tap

A medical procedure in which spinal fluid is removed from the spinal canal for diagnostic testing purposes. A needle is inserted into the lower part of the spinal column to retrieve a small amount of cerebrospinal fluid. Medication or anesthestic drugs can also be given through this procedure. It is not uncommon to experience a headache after th......
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spinal tap

spinal tap: see spinal puncture.
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spinal tap

Type: Term Synonyms: lumbar puncture
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spinal tap

Another term for lumbar puncture, a medical test
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Spinal Tap

Spinal tap is a diagnostic procedure involving the insertion of a needle into the spinal canal to obtain cerebrospinal fluid. A needle is inserted in between the vertebrae of the lower back and a sample of spinal fluid is withdrawn and tested to determine the pressure and content of the fluid. A spinal tap is typically performed to diagnose brain o...
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spinal tap

A procedure in which a thin needle called a spinal needle is put into the lower part of the spinal column to collect cerebrospinal fluid or to give drugs. Also called lumbar puncture.
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spinal tap

see lumbar puncture
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