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.
Set A included auscultation findings and set B included x ray results.
In a recent letter to the editor on the role of auscultation and echocardiography, "Point-of-care ultrasound: It's no replacement for the stethoscope" (J Fam Pract.
Motor system upper limb, cerebellum which is performed by the trainer and then rehearsal is carried out in groups, systemic examination related to CVS, Auscultation of pericardium, superficial and deeply palpation, visceral palpation, Motor System (Lower limb), cerebellum and gait, Auscultation, examination of musculoskeletal system, visceral palpation plus causes of hepatosplenomegaly, sensory system, demonstration of dermatomes, investigations related to respiratory system, discussion on investigations related to CVS, Percussion, auscultation of abdomen and genitourinary system, cerebral examination, Positioning, GPE, Inspection, Palpation, Percussion and Auscultation of GIT, CVS and respiratory systems.
23] Hence it was fast adopted into most of the maternity units worldwide, virtually rendering the intermittent auscultation a dying skill today.
12] explored three methods, namely the use of bilateral auscultation of the chest, observation and palpation of symmetrical chest movements, and the use of centimetre scale printed on the ETT.
Rapid Interpretation of Heart and Lung Sounds: A Guide to Cardiac and Respiratory Auscultation in Dogs and Cats, 3rd Edition (online access included)
A general respiratory assessment includes inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation (Goolsby & Grubbs, 2011; Jarvis, 2012).
ViScope represents a breakthrough in clinical auscultation diagnostics taking stethoscopes into the 21st century with a high-resolution visual display plus high-fidelity sound amplification of body sounds by a factor of 30.
The ability to label normal and abnormal heart sounds doubled; interpretation of normal and abnormal lung sounds improved by 50 percent; and bowel sounds interpretation improved threefold, demonstrating the effect of an adult-oriented, creative, yet practical method for teaching auscultation.
Auscultation alone will not differentiate the cause of the murmur and additional diagnostics will be required.