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centesis of the belly to remove fluid for diagnosis abdominocentesis , paracentesis
(pregnancy) extraction by centesis of amniotic fluid from a pregnant woman (after the 15th week of pregnancy) to aid in the diagnosis of fetal abnormalities amnio , amniocentesis
removal of fluid from a joint by centesis arthrocentesis
removal of fluid from the abdomen by centesis celiocentesis
removal by centesis of fluid from the subarachnoid space of the lumbar region of the spinal cord for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes lumbar puncture , spinal puncture , spinal tap
removal of fluid from the chest by centesis for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes thoracentesis , thoracocentesis
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