Definition of Arthrocentesis

1. Noun. Removal of fluid from a joint by centesis.

Generic synonyms: Centesis



Medical Definition of Arthrocentesis

1. A procedure where by a needle in introduced into a joint space for the purpose of removing joint fluid for diagnostic purposes. This procedure can also be therapeutic if an anaesthetic or corticosteroid medication is injected into the joint during the procedure. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arthrocentesis

arthritics
arthritide
arthritides
arthritis
arthritis deformans
arthritis in children
arthritis mutilans
arthritis nodosa
arthritislike
arthritogenic
arthritogenicity
arthro-
arthro-ophthalmopathy
arthrobacter
arthrocele
arthrocentesis (current term)
arthrochondritis
arthroclasia
arthroconidium
arthroderm
arthroderms
arthrodeses
arthrodesis
arthrodia
arthrodial
arthrodial articulation
arthrodial cartilage
arthrodial joint
arthrodic
arthrodiran

Literary usage of Arthrocentesis

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1. Management of Temporomandibular Disorders: Current Bibliographies in by Martha H. Glock, James A. Lipton (1996)
"A comparison of arthrocentesis to nonsurgical therapy and arthroscopic lysis ... Temporomandibular joint arthrocentesis: a simplified treatment for severe ..."

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