percussor


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Noun1.percussor - (medicine) a small hammer with a rubber head used in percussive examinations of the chest and in testing reflexespercussor - (medicine) a small hammer with a rubber head used in percussive examinations of the chest and in testing reflexes
hammer - a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
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Because the Vibralung Acoustical Percussor does not make contact with the external chest wall, it is a gentler form of ACT than oscillatory PEP devices.
He then sought someone to kill him, either the gladiator Spiculus, or any percussor, so that he could meet a relatively painless death, (12) but to no avail: 'Have I then neither friend nor foe?
The drum yields its percussion to the impact between skins; the reader, as percussor, releases the skinned voice of the author.
One method of achieving it involves nestling the blank in the palm of the hand on a pad of fabric or leather and using a hand-held percussor in the other to press minute flakes off an edge.
The cartilaginous bridge of the nose was vibrated with a neonatal percussor (Neo-Cussor, General Physiotherapy Inc.
Despite her reasons for being unable to report, which included, inter alia, the fact that she had a severe headache, which was often the percussor of seizure, the nurse was ordered to report "right away.
Malchus uses the percussor on Jacob twice a day, but she admits it hurts her to see him so upset.