lumbar puncture definition

  • noun:
    • The insertion of a hollow needle underneath the arachnoid membrane of this spinal-cord when you look at the lumbar area to withdraw cerebrospinal liquid for diagnostic reasons or even administer medicine.
    • A diagnostic at times therapeutic process carried out to collect an example of cerebrospinal substance for biochemical, microbiological, and cytological evaluation, or seldom to alleviate increased intracranial force.
    • elimination by centesis of substance from subarachnoid room of this lumbar region associated with spinal-cord for diagnostic or healing reasons

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