pericardiocentesis

noun

peri·​car·​dio·​cen·​te·​sis ˌper-ə-ˌkärd-ē-ō-(ˌ)sen-ˈtē-səs How to pronounce pericardiocentesis (audio)
plural pericardiocenteses -ˌsēz How to pronounce pericardiocentesis (audio)
: surgical puncture of the pericardium especially to aspirate pericardial fluid

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“Pericardiocentesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pericardiocentesis. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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