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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,188 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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Jamshidi needle
(jam-SHEE-dee NEE-dul)
A long, hollow needle with a tapered cutting edge on one end and a handle with a place to attach a syringe on the other end. It is used to remove a sample of tissue from the bone marrow. The needle is inserted through the bone into the bone marrow and the syringe is attached to the top to remove the sample or to deliver drugs or fluid into the bone. A Jamshidi needle is a type of bone marrow needle.