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pleu·ra·cen·te·sis (ploor″ə-sen-teґsis) thoracentesis.

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  • Thoracentesis — Removal of fluid in the pleura through a needle. * * * Paracentesis of the pleural cavity. SYN: pleuracentesis, pleural tap, pleurocentesis, thoracocentesis. [thoraco + G. kentesis, puncture] * * * tho·ra·cen·te·sis .thō rə sen tē səs n …   Medical dictionary

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