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Synonyms for palpation

an act of touching


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Synonyms for palpation

a method of examination in which the examiner feels the size or shape or firmness or location of something (of body parts when the examiner is a health professional)

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The sensitivity, specificity, PPV, NPV and accuracy of clinical method (abdominal palpation) in detecting IUGR was 61.3%, 87.2%, 74.2%, 78.9% and 77.5% respectively the agreement between clinical method (Abdominal palpation) and USG (EFW) was statistically significant (Kappa value =0.503, p-value <0.001).
Patients may have tenderness to abdominal palpation but usually do not exhibit peritoneal signs.
Deep abdominal palpation revealed sensitivity in the left flank, irradiating towards the hypogastric region and sigmoid colon.
Observations on temperature, pulse rate, dentition, buccal mucosae, chest cavity auscultation and abdominal palpation of the animal were also made.
Diffuse guarding, rigidity, and tenderness were present on abdominal palpation. On per speculum cervix was stenosed with minimal white discharge through external os.
Using symptom configurations, abdominal palpation, and pulse patterns, the practitioner was able to discern the level of illness and in concert with the patient's energetic strength, compose an individualized treatment plan.
Abdominal palpation elicited focal LUQ tenderness and fullness.
On physical examination, there was tenderness on abdominal palpation. There was no defence and/or rebound tenderness.
The abdomen was distended, and further examination revealed hyperactive bowel sounds, rebound tenderness, and voluntary guarding at the RLQ No organomegaly was identified upon abdominal palpation. No neurological deficit was identified.
Valenzuela Barranco, "A 70-year-old patients with colic pain in the left lower quadrant, and diffuse crepitation on deep abdominal palpation," Revista Espanola de Enfermedades Digestivas, vol.
Abdominal palpation revealed mild to moderate tenderness in the same ecchymotic areas.
There was no guarding or rebound to abdominal palpation, but minimal suprapubic tenderness and right side costovertebral angle tenderness was noted.
In contrast David Blee and Elaine Deitsch have used a phenomenological approach when exploring the literature about the woman's experience of abdominal palpation in pregnancy.
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