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Synonyms for palpation

an act of touching


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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Over the intense two-week course they were to practice palpation under the watchful gaze of two experienced midwifery lecturers.
Fully 90% of the cancers detected by palpation were detected by the patient herself, although "it's unclear if the patients .
1% by palpation (which means someone--we don't know whether it was the woman, her physician or another health professional--felt the lump).
Based on technology invented at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN), MR-Touch extends the principles of physical palpation with a precise, non-invasive, cost- effective way to visually evaluate tissue stiffness in patients at risk for developing liver disease.
Fifty-seven percent said palpation was their primary way of checking for a fever, with 87% saying they occasionally used the palpation method.
He also discusses palpation of the bones, bony landmarks, joints, and ligaments, and palpation of the skeletal muscles of the body, with step-by-step instructions and many color illustrations.
She added: "Quick and relatively less expensive, rectal palpation gives accurate results when conducted 45-60 days or more after insemination.
Key words: Neck muscles, scalenus anterior, palpation, clinical anatomy
Divided into two sections: Diversified Diagnostic Procedures and Diversified Therapeutic Procedures, chapters cover everything from motion palpation, physiotherapy, cranial manipulation, acupuncture, casting of fractures, obstetrics, hypnotherapy and much more.
The fourth patient, the 9-year-old girl, had severe abdominal pain and tenderness on abdominal palpation, profound hypotension (blood pressure 60/30 mm Hg), and a generalized hemorrhagic rash.
A Pap smear is a sample of cervical cells and a pelvic exam is a palpation of the uterus, ovaries and cervix.
Animals sorted in this manner may be directed into a palpation rail system (also referred to as a management rail system) or placed in a holding pen and handled using a head chute or some other restraint system.
Many folks make the excuse that palpation is too difficult to learn.
Repercussions from trauma sustained while exiting the birth canal or through the use of forceps can be accurately assessed by careful palpation of reflex centers and observation of