thoracocentesis

(thor″ә-ko-sen-te´sis) thoracentesis.
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thoracocentesis

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

Procedure in which a sterile hypodermic needle is inserted into the chest cavity in order to remove accumulated air or fluid, or to obtain a sample of fluid or lung tissue for examination.
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thoracocentesis

Synonym for thoracentesis ... <procedure> A medical procedure that involves the removal of fluid from the chest cavity using a hollow bore needle. ... Thoracentesis is performed for therapeutic reasons when drawing off large volumes of fluid and for diagnostic reasons (to analyse the fluid). ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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Thoracocentesis

Taking fluid out of the space between the tissues that cover the lungs (the pleural cavity).
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thoracocentesis

Type: Term Pronunciation: thō′ră-kō-sen-tē′sis Synonyms: thoracentesis
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thoracocentesis

[n] - removal of fluid from the chest by centesis for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes
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