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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.]
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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
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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]
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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"
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Translations

auscultation

nAbhören nt
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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.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Originally described by Hippocrates, 'immediate auscultation'--direct application of the ear to the patient was the method of listening and was used as part of the assessment of the patient which included the comprehensive physical diagnostics of inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation (IPPA) (Sureau, 1996).
Nearly 150 years later, Francois Mayor, a forensic physician in Geneva, rediscovered the technique of immediate auscultation. 'Like the ticking of a watch' is the description of the fetal heart sounds first described by Mayor in the 1818 publication Biblioth Universelle des Sciences et Arts, Geneva, Switzerland (Mayor, 1818)cited in (Baskett, et al., 2007; Acierno, 1994) when he announced that the pulsation of the fetal heart could be heard in advanced pregnancy by the ear being applied to the abdomen of the mother (Acierno, 1994).

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