ballottement


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bal·lotte·ment

 (bə-lŏt′mənt)
n. Medicine
A palpatory technique for detecting or examining a floating object in the body, as:
a. The use of a finger to push sharply against the uterus and detect the presence or position of a fetus by its return impact.
b. Palpation of the abdominal wall while a kidney is being pushed sharply from the backside, used as a test for determining the presence of a floating kidney.

[French, from ballotter, to toss, from Italian ballotta, diminutive of dialectal balla, ball; see balloon.]

ballottement

(bəˈlɒtmənt)
n
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) med a technique of feeling for a movable object in the body, esp confirmation of pregnancy by feeling the rebound of the fetus following a quick digital tap on the wall of the uterus
[C19: from French, literally: a tossing, shaking, from ballotter to toss, from ballotte a little ball, from Italian ballotta; see ballot]

bal•lotte•ment

(bəˈlɒt mənt)

n.
a medical diagnostic technique of palpating an organ or floating mass by pushing it forcefully and feeling it rebound.
[1830–40; < French: a tossing]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ballottement - a palpatory technique for feeling a floating object in the body (especially for determining the position of a fetus by feeling the rebound of the fetus after a quick digital tap on the wall of the uterus)ballottement - a palpatory technique for feeling a floating object in the body (especially for determining the position of a fetus by feeling the rebound of the fetus after a quick digital tap on the wall of the uterus)
palpation, tactual exploration - 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)
Translations

bal·lotte·ment

n. F. peloteo, movimiento manual de rebote por palpación usado en el examen abdominal y pélvico para determinar la presencia de un tumor o el agrandamiento de un órgano.
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