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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Ballottement was also found to lead to complications due to pain and unwanted rise in both blood and intracranial pressures, and is therefore not recommended for use in the critical care setting.
These included ballottement (present or absent) of fetal parts in the uterine fundus, and of the presenting part in the lower pole of the uterus.
Amene a commenter sur le remaniement ministeriel du 18 fevrier 2005, le journaliste Gilbert Leduc (2005 : A16) du Soleil conclut que << le ballottement administratif [.