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paracentesis

(ˌpærəsɛnˈtiːsɪs)
n
(Surgery) med the surgical puncture of a body cavity in order to draw off excess fluid
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paracentesis

Removal of fluid from a body cavity for examination or treatment.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paracentesis - centesis of the belly to remove fluid for diagnosisparacentesis - 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
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paracentesis

n (pl -ses) paracentesis f
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Gottumukkala, M.D., from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and colleagues used data from carrier claims files for a 5 percent national sample of Medicare beneficiaries to compare disparities between paracenteses and thoracenteses performed by radiologists and nonradiologists over time.
The trial was interrupted when patients underwent transplantation or TIPS, needed 3 or more therapeutic paracenteses per month, or refused to continue in the trial, or because of medical judgement.
The patient was continued on his MAC and HAART medications as well as treated with intermittent therapeutic paracenteses.