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pal·pate 1

tr.v. pal·pat·ed, pal·pat·ing, pal·pates
To examine or explore by touching (an organ or area of the body), usually as a diagnostic aid.

[Latin palpāre, palpāt-, to touch gently; see pāl- in Indo-European roots.]

pal·pa′tion n.
pal′pa′tor n.
pal′pa·tor′y (-pə-tôr′ē) adj.

pal·pate 2

Having a palp or palps.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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)
touching, touch - the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"
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)
examination, scrutiny - the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
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An act of touching:
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n. palpación, acto de tocar y examinar con las manos un área del cuerpo.
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His temperature was healthy and abdominal palpation revealed nothing except, perhaps, slight discomfort around his sternum.
Once the basic system exam is completed, your veterinarian should focus on abdominal palpation and a rectal exam.
The risk of vaccine-related intussusception may be minimized by administering the first dose only between 6 and 15 weeks of birth - although the strict upper age restriction has been relaxed by the World Health Organization (WHO) for developing countries, and by avoiding administering to infants with a history of intussusception, intestinal malformation, or chronic gastrointestinal disease.3 Intussusception presents as colicky abdominal pain, bilious vomiting, "red currant jelly" stool, and a sausage-shaped mass may be appreciated upon abdominal palpation. This clinical picture must be differentiated from normal self-limiting side effects of rotavirus vaccination, i.e.
The sensitivity, specificity, PPV, NPV and accuracy of clinical method (Abdominal palpation) in detecting IUGR was 86.3%, 87.9%, 70.9%, 94.9% and 87.5% respectively the agreement between clinical method (Abdominal palpation) and Birth weight was statistically significant (Kappa value =0.693, p-value <0.001).
Hepatomegaly was observed with abdominal palpation. Laboratory examination revealed leukocytosis and impaired liver and kidney function tests (Table 1).
She had pain with abdominal palpation. Urinalysis demonstrated 1+ leukocytes, 2+ blood, and no casts or infection.
Abdominal palpation revealed hepatosplenomegaly and shifting dullness.
Abdominal palpation evinced pain and revealed firm tubular mass which was confirmed to be intussusception by ultrasonography (Fig.1) and decided to correct surgically.
In some patients with pancreatic TB, fusion block can be achieved by abdominal palpation. Pancreatic TB involving biliary and peripancreatic vessels can cause obstructive jaundice or portal hypertension, whereas pancreatic TB involving the stomach and duodenum can cause abdominal pain and acid regurgitation.
There was a large mass overlying the hernia to the left of the midline and on abdominal palpation; the mass was ballotable with crepitus, was slightly tender, and had a cough impulse (Figures 1-3).
Two of the cases with PUE underwent MRI to determine the depth of the lesion in relation to the fascia, as the lesion, on abdominal palpation, was found to be fixed.

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