auscultation


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aus·cul·ta·tion

 (ô′skəl-tā′shən)
n.
1. The act of listening.
2. Medicine The act of listening for sounds made by internal organs, as the heart and lungs, to aid in the diagnosis of certain disorders.

[Latin auscultātiō, auscultātiōn-, from auscultātus, past participle of auscultāre, to listen to; see ous- in Indo-European roots.]

auscultation

(ˌɔːskəlˈteɪʃən)
n
1. (Medicine) the diagnostic technique in medicine of listening to the various internal sounds made by the body, usually with the aid of a stethoscope
2. the act of listening
[C19: from Latin auscultātiō a listening, from auscultāre to listen attentively; related to Latin auris ear]
auscultatory, auscultative adj

aus•cul•ta•tion

(ˌɔ skəlˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
the act of listening, either directly or through a stethoscope or other instrument, to sounds within the body as a method of diagnosis.
[1625–35; < Latin auscultātiō act of listening <ausultāre to listen <ausouris ear]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.auscultation - listening to sounds within the body (usually with a stethoscope)auscultation - listening to sounds within the body (usually with a stethoscope)
diagnostic procedure, diagnostic technique - a procedure followed in making a medical diagnosis
pleximetry, percussion - tapping a part of the body for diagnostic purposes
succussion - shaking a person to determine whether a large amount of liquid is present in a body cavity
listening, hearing - the act of hearing attentively; "you can learn a lot by just listening"; "they make good music--you should give them a hearing"
Translations

auscultation

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aus·cul·ta·tion

n. auscultación, acto de auscultar, detección de sonidos en un examen directo o por medio del estetoscopio.
References in classic literature ?
On certain mornings in the week he practised bandaging on out-patients glad to earn a little money, and he was taught auscultation and how to use the stethoscope.
Statistical analysis of this data showed a sensitivity of intermittent auscultation in detecting fetal distress resulting in low Apgar score as 93.7% with a specificity of 74.3%.
In the numerous RCTs on this topic, intrapartum EFM was compared head-to-head with a standardized protocol of intermittent auscultation, whereas the comparison group in the current study was women who did not receive EFM.
There is a paragraph on admission test by auscultation introducing 'intelligent auscultation'.
Intraoperative auscultation of the lungs and heart remain useful techniques despite the advent of a range of electronic monitors (1).
This can be critical to proper clinical diagnosis and quality auscultation.
Organized by body system, the 14 chapters in this nursing handbook review the relevant anatomy and physiology before describing procedures for performing a physical assessment of the system using inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation. Some black-and- white illustrations are provided.
Bibasal crackles were heard on auscultation of her lung fields, and her respiratory rate was 30 per min despite the use of supplemental oxygen.
The system can be used alone or as a supplement to SonoSite's full-function, hand-carried and lightweight tools, iLook enables physicians to look inside a patient to see what they otherwise could ascertain through auscultation or by touch.
With state-of-the-art filtering systems and an ergonomic design, the Model 2000 is an exceptional tool for advanced auscultation. Both superior acoustics and enhanced clarity make normal and difficult sounds easier to hear.
The physical examination did not indicate auscultation abnormalities or stigmata of endocarditis.