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lumbar puncture

noun

Definition of lumbar puncture

  1. :  puncture of the subarachnoid space in the lumbar region of the spinal cord to withdraw cerebrospinal fluid or inject anesthetic drugs



1895

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1895

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lumbar puncture

noun

Medical Definition of lumbar puncture

  1. :  puncture of the subarachnoid space in the lumbar region of the spinal cord to withdraw cerebrospinal fluid or inject anesthetic drugs—called also spinal tap



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