Definition of "thoracentesis" [tho•ra•cen•te•sis]

  • A medical procedure involving needle drainage of air or fluid from the pleural space. (noun)

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Use "thoracentesis" in a sentence
  • "Fluid drainage (paracentesis/thoracentesis) with or without catheter placement"
  • "What risks are associated with paracentesis or thoracentesis?"
  • "The procedure for removing fluid from the chest is called thoracentesis."
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