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Synonyms for examination

Synonyms for examination

the act of examining carefully

a close or systematic study

a medical inquiry into a patient's state of health


a set of questions or exercises designed to determine knowledge or skill

Synonyms for examination

a detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by Jesuits)

the act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned

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Effect of digital rectal examination and needle biopsy on serum total and percentage of free prostate specific antigen levels.
Least Comfortable Most Comfortable Digital Rectal Examination 1 2 3 4 5 Male Genitourinary Examination 1 2 3 4 5 Sexual History 1 2 3 4 5 How many of the following have you performed?
The company's current focus is the ProUroScan prostate imaging system, which is used to document abnormalities of the prostate detected by a digital rectal examination.
On routine outpatient follow-up, the patient was voiding without difficulty, and had no prostate abnormality on digital rectal examination.
The PLCO trial randomly assigned 76,693 men, aged 55-74 years, to either 6 years of annual PSA screening in combination with 4 years of annual digital rectal examination (38,343) or to usual care (38,350), which included screening tests as recommended by physicians.
These terms included prostate cancer, prostatic neoplasms, prostate tumour, prostate-specific antigen (PSA), digital rectal examination (DRE), DRE, mass screening, screening test, early detection of cancer, cancer screening, screening, PSA, transrectal ultrasound (TRUS), TRUS, randomized, false-negative and false-positive; we used alternative word spellings and endings.
But a middle-aged man straining on the khazi after a televised digital rectal examination is no one's idea of a good telly, unless you're one of the bosses at Five.
Together, the PSA test and digital rectal examination are such simple tools for early life-saving detection of this all too frequently occurring disease.
At present, screening for prostate cancer (with the determination of prostate-specific antigen in blood and the digital rectal examination of the prostate) is perhaps the most controversial issue in cancer screening.
The cancer society and two other leading medical groups recommend that African-American men - and any man with a family history of prostate cancer - have a PSA test and a digital rectal examination for prostate cancer annually beginning at age 40.
The FDA specifically noted the lack of a comparable predicate device for use as an aid in visualizing and documenting abnormalities of the prostate detected by digital rectal examination.
Early in medical school, our pre-clerkship group was having a session on digital rectal examination and prostate disease.
The first two screenings used digital rectal examination only; in subsequent screenings, prostatespecific antigen testing was added.
The product is intended to be used to produce an elasticity image of the prostate as an aid in documenting abnormalities of the prostate that are initially identified by digital rectal examination.
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