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

First Known Use of lumbar puncture

1895


Medical Dictionary

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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