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Lumbar Puncture (NHS)

A lumbar puncture is a medical procedure where a needle is inserted into the lower part of the spine to look for evidence of conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord or other parts of the nervous system. 

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/lumbar-puncture/Pages/Introduction.aspx

This NHS site explains spinal taps, also known as a lumbar puncture.

 

 

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