Puncture may refer to:
- A wound caused by such objects as nails or needles
- a flat tyre in British English (US English "flat tire" or just "flat")
- Puncture (band), an English punk band
- Puncturing, in coding theory, is the process of removing some of the bits in a data stream
- Puncture (film), a 2011 American film starring Chris Evans
Other articles related to "puncture":
... of the cerebrospinal fluid (fluid that envelops the brain and the spinal cord) through lumbar puncture (LP) ... localizing neurological signs, or evidence on examination of a raised ICP), a lumbar puncture may be contraindicated because of the possibility of fatal brain ... such cases, a CT or MRI scan is generally performed prior to the lumbar puncture to exclude this possibility ...
... who are undergoing a total laryngectomy (primary puncture) or patients who have had a total laryngectomy in the past (secondary puncture) ... Contra-indications are mainly related to the use of the voice prosthesis and not the puncture procedure itself ... It is important to have healthy tissue at the puncture site ...
... Post-dural-puncture headache (PDPH) is a complication of puncture of the dura mater (one of the meninges that surround the brain and spinal cord) ... occurs in spinal anesthesia and lumbar puncture and may, accidentally, occur in epidural anesthesia ...
... Puncture resistance of a geomembrane is important due to the heterogeneous material above and below a typical liner ... Rough surfaces, such as stones or other sharp objects, may puncture a membrane if it does not have sufficient puncture resistance ...
Famous quotes containing the word puncture:
“And no one, it seemed, had had the presence of mind
To initiate proceedings or stop the wheel
From the number it was backing away from as it stopped:
It was performing prettily; the puncture stayed unseen....”
—John Ashbery (b. 1927)