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- noun The
clinical procedureof using a syringeto collect synovial fluidfrom a joint capsule, used in the diagnosisof gout, arthritis, and synovial infections.
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- noun removal of fluid from a joint by centesis
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Ancient Greek ἄρθρον (arthron, "joint") + κέντησις (kentēsis, "puncture").
Another procedure which may done in the doctors office is an arthrocentesis.