lumbar puncture

noun

Definition of lumbar puncture 

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

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Blue Horizon treatments include injecting cells into an injured area of the body, an IV infusion of the cells for anti-aging effects, or in the case of treating brain injuries, a lumbar puncture. Sarah Blaskey, miamiherald, "Step right up, get your hair-growth helmets, plus placenta face creams AND zero-gravity chairs," 14 Apr. 2018 Blue Horizon treatments include injecting cells into an injured area of the body, an IV infusion of the cells for anti-aging effects, or in the case of treating brain injuries, a lumbar puncture. Sarah Blaskey, miamiherald, "Step right up, get your hair-growth helmets, plus placenta face creams AND zero-gravity chairs," 14 Apr. 2018 Blue Horizon treatments include injecting cells into an injured area of the body, an IV infusion of the cells for anti-aging effects, or in the case of treating brain injuries, a lumbar puncture. Sarah Blaskey, miamiherald, "Step right up, get your hair-growth helmets, plus placenta face creams AND zero-gravity chairs," 14 Apr. 2018 Blue Horizon treatments include injecting cells into an injured area of the body, an IV infusion of the cells for anti-aging effects, or in the case of treating brain injuries, a lumbar puncture. Sarah Blaskey, miamiherald, "Step right up, get your hair-growth helmets, plus placenta face creams AND zero-gravity chairs," 14 Apr. 2018 Blue Horizon treatments include injecting cells into an injured area of the body, an IV infusion of the cells for anti-aging effects, or in the case of treating brain injuries, a lumbar puncture. Sarah Blaskey, miamiherald, "Step right up, get your hair-growth helmets, plus placenta face creams AND zero-gravity chairs," 14 Apr. 2018 Blue Horizon treatments include injecting cells into an injured area of the body, an IV infusion of the cells for anti-aging effects, or in the case of treating brain injuries, a lumbar puncture. Sarah Blaskey, miamiherald, "Step right up, get your hair-growth helmets, plus placenta face creams AND zero-gravity chairs," 14 Apr. 2018 Blue Horizon treatments include injecting cells into an injured area of the body, an IV infusion of the cells for anti-aging effects, or in the case of treating brain injuries, a lumbar puncture. Sarah Blaskey, miamiherald, "Step right up, get your hair-growth helmets, plus placenta face creams AND zero-gravity chairs," 14 Apr. 2018 Blue Horizon treatments include injecting cells into an injured area of the body, an IV infusion of the cells for anti-aging effects, or in the case of treating brain injuries, a lumbar puncture. Sarah Blaskey, miamiherald, "Step right up, get your hair-growth helmets, plus placenta face creams AND zero-gravity chairs," 14 Apr. 2018

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lumbar puncture

noun

Medical Definition of lumbar puncture 

: 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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