palpation

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pal·pate 1

 (păl′pāt′)
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

 (păl′pāt′)
adj.
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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palpation

noun
An act of touching:
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Translations

pal·pa·tion

n. palpación, acto de tocar y examinar con las manos un área del cuerpo.
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Assessment of extra-oral and intra-oral masticatory muscles was performed by bilateral palpation for tenderness.
This case emphasizes the importance of routine bilateral palpation to avoid delay or even undiagnosed testicular dislocation, especially in motorcycle accidents.
Of the 10 studies that involved bilateral palpation, all but one used inferential statistics to report their data, the exception being Potter et al.

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