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Punctures MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Punctures
Tree Number(s)
E02.800
E04.665
Unique ID
D011677
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011677
Annotation
restrict to penetration procedures for diagnosis or therapy: do not confuse with traumatic punctures ( = WOUNDS, PENETRATING or specifics)
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Micropunctures
See Also
Paracentesis
Wounds, Stab
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/07/01
Punctures Preferred
Micropunctures Narrower
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