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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 ?
There is no evidence that Keats knew of or used a stethoscope, but Burkett is exactly right to emphasize the ways that Keats's poetry enacts the tension between immediate and mediate auscultation, the latter made possible medically by Laennec's new approach.
'Mediate auscultation' meant listening through an instrument.
JAMA 1967; 202:129-133 [2.] Laennec RTH: A Treatise on Diseases of the Chest and on Mediate Auscultation. Forbes J (trans).