lumbar puncture

noun
|Updated on: 10 Aug 2018

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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1895

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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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