Definition of spinal tap in English:

spinal tap

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noun

North American term for lumbar puncture.
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  • The gaps between the arches of adjacent lumbar vertebrae, when the spine is flexed, allow the insertion of a needle for sampling cerebrospinal fluid in a spinal tap or lumbar puncture.
  • Headaches resulting from a spinal tap - also known as a lumbar puncture - are often accompanied by stiffness in the neck, ringing in the ears, sensitivity to light, nausea, and hearing impairment.
  • A lumbar puncture is also called a spinal tap.

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