spinal tap

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Synonyms for spinal tap

removal by centesis of fluid from the subarachnoid space of the lumbar region of the spinal cord for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes

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The star, who also voices characters in The Simpsons, claims he and the spoof band's three other co-creators were denied fair shares from 1984's This is Spinal Tap.
Of course, no Spinal Tap tour would be complete without a performance of "Stonehenge," made infamous in a concert scene in the movie when, instead of a full-size replica of the namesake monument, a knee-high one is placed onstage (the result of a mix-up between feet and inches on the design plan), complete with dancing dwarves.
It tells of the fictional Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, who are chronicled by film director Marty DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.
In Spinal Tap, where everything goes to 11, that's what it's like.
Guest's breakthrough film, "This Is Spinal Tap," was only a modest success at the box office.
The band created for the 1984 spoof rockumentary, This is Spinal Tap, unveiled the contenders battling for a place in the annual hall of fame.
Doctors and patients have long hoped for an alternative to the spinal tap, a key test for multiple sclerosis.
This is usually the point of most significant emotional trauma for frightened parents who very often ask, "Why must our child endure a spinal tap for what may be a garden variety viral infection?
Robert Havlin, rider of runnerup Spinal Tap, was banned for five days (June 24-28) for excessive use of the whip and using it down the shoulder in the forehand position.
The seminal spoof rock band Spinal Tap made a reunion appearance at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York last week with a new 15-minute film describing their lives since the original This Is Spinal Tap mockumentary was released in 1984.
SPINAL Tap star Christopher Guest has won plaudits recently for directing mockumentaries Best In Show and A Mighty Wind.
Jack: Spinal Tap went further in the direction of making fun of it.
Never taken seriously by the 1970s music press and widely regarded as the role model for spoof band Spinal Tap, Uriah Heep is nevertheless one of Britain's greatest rock outfits.
Spinal Tap reportedly acts as a broker between Boots in-house IT systems and the NHS Spine, convert data held within Boots IT systems into the HL7 message format required to communicate with the NHS Care Record Service Spine.