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- Paracentesis : A procedure in health care in which fluid is withdrawn from a body cavity via a trocar and cannula, needle, or other hollow instrument.
- Spinal puncture : Tapping of the subarachnoid space in the lumbar region, usually between the third and fourth lumbar vertebrae.
- Thoracentesis : Operative surgical procedure to remove fluid from the space between the lining of the outside of the lungs (pleura) and the wall of the chest.