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Descriptor English:   Punctures 
Descriptor Spanish:   Punciones 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Punções 
Synonyms English:   Micropuncture
Micropunctures
Puncture  
Tree Number:   E02.800
E04.665
Definition English:   Incision of tissues for injection of medication or for other diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. Punctures of the skin, for example may be used for diagnostic drainage; of blood vessels for diagnostic imaging procedures. 
Indexing Annotation English:   restrict to penetration procedures for diagnosis or therapy: do not confuse with traumatic punctures ( = WOUNDS, PENETRATING or specifics)
See Related English:   Paracentesis
Wounds, Stab
 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AE adverse effects CL classification
EC economics ES ethics
HI history IS instrumentation
MT methods MO mortality
NU nursing PX psychology
ST standards SN statistics & numerical data
TD trends VE veterinary
Record Number:   24296 
Unique Identifier:   D011677 

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