A paracentesis is a medical procedure in which a health care professional sticks a needle into the distended abdomen of a patient with ascites in order to create what is called in medical terms a "belly geyser." Ascitic fluid is then sent to the lab to confirm what kind of beer it is.
Pro Tip from Gomerpedia
If the ascitic fluid is draining slowly, tell the patient to take a nap since it'll be a while. Then fold your arms, place them on the patient's abdomen, and lie your head on the abdomen. Not only will you be able to also sneak in a nap, the added pressure of your arms and head might speed up the procedure. Might.
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