Definition of Spinal puncture

1. Noun. Removal by centesis of fluid from the subarachnoid space of the lumbar region of the spinal cord for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.

Exact synonyms: Lumbar Puncture, Spinal Tap
Generic synonyms: Centesis



Medical Definition of Spinal puncture

1. Tapping of the subarachnoid space in the lumbar region, usually between the third and fourth lumbar vertebrae. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spinal Puncture

spinal marrow
spinal muscle
spinal muscle of head
spinal muscle of neck
spinal muscle of thorax
spinal muscular atrophy
spinal nerve
spinal nerve roots
spinal nerves
spinal nucleus of the trigeminus
spinal osteophytosis
spinal paralysis
spinal part of accessory nerve
spinal part of arachnoid
spinal point
spinal puncture (current term)
spinal quotient
spinal reflex
spinal root of accessory nerve
spinal shock
spinal sign
spinal stroke
spinal tap
spinal taps
spinal tract
spinal tract of trigeminal nerve
spinal tractotomy
spinal trigeminal nucleus
spinal tumour

Literary usage of Spinal puncture

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cerebrospinal Fluid in Health and in Disease by Abraham Levinson (1919)
"Technic of Lumbar Puncture To do a spinal puncture properly one must take into consideration a number of important factors. 1. The anatomic relations of the ..."

2. A Practical Text-book of Infection, Immunity, and Specific Therapy: With by John Albert Kolmer (1915)
"TECHNIC OP spinal puncture. The patient is sitting on the edge of a chair and is bent forward; the creste of the ilia are indicated by black lines, ..."

3. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1897)
"spinal puncture. Leyden (Dent. med. Woch., September 24, 1896) narrated the history of 3 cases, in which the meningococcus was found during life. ..."

4. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technic: A Manual of Practical Procedures by Albert Sidney Morrow (1911)
"Stylet needle for spinal puncture. ture be made below that point, and the introduction of the needle be carried out under rigid asepsis the operation is ..."

5. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technic: A Manual of Practical Procedures by Albert Sidney Morrow (1911)
"Stylet needle for spinal puncture. ture be made below that point, and the introduction of the needle be carried out under rigid asepsis the operation is ..."

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