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spinal tap

See lumbar puncture….

lumbar puncture

A test where a needle is inserted into the spinal column to collect fluid. Also called a spinal tap.

spinal cord

The portion of the central nervous system enclosed in the spinal column, consisting of nerve cells and bundles of nerves that connect all parts of the body with the brain….

News: Take on women’s cancers with a tap of your smartphone

…directly. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said supporting the 3900 Queensland women diagnosed with breast or gynaecological cancer this year had never been easier. “A quick tap on your smartphone allows you to show your social network that you…

News: Show You Care With a Tap of Your Smartphone

…photo in the centre of a daffodil makes for a fun social media post!” Ms Clift said. “A quick tap on your smartphone allows you to show your social network that you care about beating cancer, inviting them to participate…

pleural tap

See thoracentesis….

laminectomy

Surgery that involves cutting into the spinal column and removing a spinal cord tumour.

vertebrae

The bones or segments of the spinal column that protect the spinal cord….

thoracentesis

A procedure in which a hollow needle is inserted between the ribs in order to drain excess fluid. Also called a pleural tap….

cerebrospinal fluid

Clear, watery fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord.