noun, plural par·a·cen·te·ses [par-uh-sen-tee-seez] /ˌpær ə sɛnˈti siz/. Surgery.
Origin of paracentesis
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Can it be felt by the hand or by the patient before the disease is too great to admit of cure by the paracentesis?Zoonomia, Vol. II
With a paracentesis knife the membrane is incised round the handle of the malleus (Fig. 191).
Paracentesis should be done early in infants and in specific fevers.
In such cases the symptoms may subside on free drainage being obtained by the simple act of paracentesis of the tympanic membrane.
The tympanic membrane is pierced by the paracentesis knife at its inferior posterior margin.