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(ˌθɔːrəsɛnˈtiːsɪs) or


(Medicine) med the surgical puncture of the pleural cavity using a hollow needle, in order to withdraw fluid, drain blood, etc. Also called: pleurocentesis
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Noun1.thoracentesis - removal of fluid from the chest by centesis 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


n. toracentesis, punción y drenaje quirúrgicos de la cavidad torácica.


n (pl -ses) toracocentesis f
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