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pal·pate 1

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

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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An act of touching:
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n. palpación, acto de tocar y examinar con las manos un área del cuerpo.
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There was no intra-oral extension on bimanual palpation. The routine blood investigations are done and were within normal limits.
In medicine, IOUS in liver suigery, associated with bimanual palpation and visual inspection changed preoperative scheduled hepatectomy in 8% to 72% of the patients (HATAet al., 2011; HOCH et al., 2015).
Bimanual palpation may reveal the presence of a palpable calculus in most cases involving the submandibular duct.
These cysts remain asymptomatic for a long time until they interfere with mastication, swallowing, speaking, and breathing or when an infection occurs,11,12 rarely causing a life-threatening situation as reported by Cortezzi et al.13 Bimanual palpation and conventional radiography are not always sufficient in making a differential diagnoses.6 In these cases, it is necessary to use ultrasonography, computed tomography, or magnetic resonance imaging together with cytologic examination by fine-needle aspiration biopsy.6,14 CT scan ultimately becomes essential for surgical planning and post-operative follow-up.15 We realized the lesion in our patient with the help of extraoral swelling and preoperative MRI scans.
On bimanual palpation the swelling was lobulated with smooth margins.