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Noun1.abdominocentesis - centesis of the belly to remove fluid for diagnosisabdominocentesis - centesis of the belly to remove fluid for diagnosis
centesis - (surgery) the act of puncturing a body cavity or organ with a hollow needle in order to draw out fluid


n. abdominocentesis, punción abdominal.
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Abdominocentesis also disclosed a white milky liquid sample and a TP level of 8.
Diagnosis can be performed by complete physical examination, blood tests, plain and contrast abdominal radiography, ultrasound and abdominocentesis (Staatz, 2002).
La abdominocentesis usualmente colecta liquido peritoneal serosanguinolento y cambios citoquimicos, pareciendo ser la prueba mas util para determinar la necesidad de intervencion quirurgica [14].
Among the topics are vascular access techniques, oxygen supplementation and respiratory sampling techniques, abdominocentesis and diagnostic peritoneal lavage, central venous pressure, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.