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- noun Same as
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- noun removal of fluid from the chest by centesis for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes
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Even though she was unable to perform any of her skills, she walked me through how she would do a thoracocentesis on the dog right before I performed the procedure.
The Albert Lea Tribune Staff 2010