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Synonyms for palpate

to bring the hands or fingers, for example, into contact with so as to give or receive a physical sensation

Synonyms for palpate

examine (a body part) by palpation

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On physical examination, you cannot palpate the device.
One certified trainer and one exerciser noted that their HR palpation was a complete guess as they were either unable to palpate the HR or feel the pulse for the full 15-sec count.
Also seek help if it becomes difficult to palpate the testicle.
Visually examine and/or palpate limbs for uniformity, abnormal swellings, changes in weight bearing, muscle tone, angular deformities, patella position, condition of feet and nail beds, joint range of motion, and crepitus.
Palpate on the palmar side in the vicinity of the thumb and finger base joints in order to check for swelling of the flexion tendon which could lead to Digitus saltans.
Begin at the top of the manubrium at the jugular notch and palpate inferiorly until the angle of Louis is felt.
Having considered the topographical anatomy of scalenus anterior in the posterior triangle, we can now reflect on our ability to locate, palpate, or record EMG activity in this muscle using surface electrodes.
And just to make sure those does are going to reproduce, you can learn how to palpate with instructions and a diagram by Charlcie Gill on page 69.
When applying oil, they palpate the tissue to discover the areas of tension and congestion; create the vacuum and place the cup.
Moreover, we did not find it more difficult to palpate and determine pregnancy in older compared to younger cows, which could possibly have explained the age class disparity in the observed fetal and calf loss; i.
However, many of these accesses are unable to be used because, even though there is a thrill and bruit at the fistula, the outflow vein is either too small or is difficult to palpate.
The first tourniquet is placed above the site in the usual manner and a second is applied below the site, only for the time that it takes to palpate and enter the vein.
However, on obese patients both the iliac crest and the greater trochanter can be very difficult to palpate due to excess adipose tissue.
They confer, they palpate, they manipulate, and they concur that it does in fact feel like a cyst.