lumbar puncture

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lumbar puncture

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The insertion of a hollow needle beneath the arachnoid membrane of the spinal cord in the lumbar region to withdraw cerebrospinal fluid for diagnostic purposes or to administer a drug.

lumbar puncture

n
(Medicine) med insertion of a hollow needle into the lower region of the spinal cord to withdraw cerebrospinal fluid, introduce drugs, etc

lumbar puncture


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A method of obtaining cerebrospinal fluid for diagnostic purposes by injecting a needle between two vertebrae at the base of the spine; also used for administering drugs for treatment or anesthesia.
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Noun1.lumbar puncture - removal by centesis of fluid from the subarachnoid space of the lumbar region of the spinal cord for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes
centesis - (surgery) the act of puncturing a body cavity or organ with a hollow needle in order to draw out fluid
Translations
lumbální punkce
punción lumbar
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A SCAN to spot meningitis in babies within seconds has been developed to replace painful lumbar punctures.
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Repeated lumbar punctures, thereby draining the CSF, have been used as a treatment option for this condition (3).
The proceduralist who performed the spinal injection denied upper respiratory tract symptoms, but admitted to not using a face mask because of unawareness of the hospital lumbar puncture protocol mandating face mask use when conducting all lumbar punctures.
It is often related to spinal dysraphism or occasionally occurs as a result of repeated lumbar punctures.
Participants had their pulse pressure taken and lumbar punctures to obtain spinal fluid.
Lumbar punctures, brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, and blood and urine tests will monitor the subjects' progress over the course of ten visits.
In lumbar punctures where cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is removed, clinicians tend to select lower lumbar levels where fewer nerve roots are found and paraesthesiae are less likely to result.
But at the same time it's very difficult for us to schedule lumbar punctures on all our HIV patients.
At that time, (some time between 1962 and 1965), she was undergoing lumbar punctures to discover the cause of the grand mal seizures that had developed following a routine tonsillectomy when she was seven.
Values for lumbar punctures, HIV rapid test, syphilis serology and thyroid-stimulating hormone were obtained as unpublished data from the National Health Laboratory Service at time of data collection.
Since then, her parents Rachel and Rob have seen her go through lumbar punctures, brain scans and reams of tests.