paracentesis(redirected from abdominal paracentesis)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
(Surgery) med the surgical puncture of a body cavity in order to draw off excess fluid
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Removal of fluid from a body cavity for examination or treatment.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||paracentesis - 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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
paracentesisn (pl -ses) paracentesis f
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.