Paracentesis of the abdomen. [peritoneum + G. kentesis, puncture]

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peri·to·neo·cen·te·sis .per-ət-ən-.ē-ō-.sen-'tē-səs n, pl -te·ses -.sēz surgical puncture of the peritoneal cavity to obtain fluid

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peri·to·neo·cen·te·sis (per″ĭ-to″ne-o-sen-teґsis) [peritoneo- + -centesis] abdominal paracentesis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • peritoneocentesis — f. cirug. Punción de la cavidad peritoneal para eliminar el líquido en se haya acumulado en ella. Medical Dictionary. 2011 …   Diccionario médico

  • abdominal paracentesis — insertion of a trocar through an incision into the peritoneal cavity to inject a therapeutic agent or remove ascitic fluid. Called also abdominocentesis and peritoneocentesis …   Medical dictionary

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