palpation(redirected from bimanual palpation)
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Related to bimanual palpation: bilateral palpation
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.
pal′pa·tor′y (-pə-tôr′ē) adj.
Having a palp or palps.
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|Noun||1.||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)
n. palpación, acto de tocar y examinar con las manos un área del cuerpo.