Definition of lumbar puncture in English:

lumbar puncture

Syllabification: lum·bar punc·ture


  • The procedure of taking fluid from the spine in the lower back through a hollow needle, usually done for diagnostic purposes.
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    • All patients had a lumbar puncture to obtain cerebrospinal fluid, to exclude other causes of coma.
    • Reducing the failure rate in practice is therefore crucial if patients are to benefit from lumbar punctures with atraumatic needles.
    • So I did the lumbar puncture to get spinal fluid.

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