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- n. A medical procedure involving needle drainage of air or fluid from the pleural space.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The operation of puncturing the chest wall so as to let out liquids contained in the cavity of the chest.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The operation of puncturing the chest, as in hydrothorax or empyema, and withdrawing the contained fluid; paracentesis thoracis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. removal of fluid from the chest by centesis for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes
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