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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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but no reference to palpation. Dr Clough draws our attention to the fact that using palpation to assess fever is prevalent in some parts of Africa despite the availability of thermometers.
The purpose of this study is to present the topographical anatomy of scalenus anterior in the posterior triangle of the neck, and consider the techniques of palpation and surface EMG from an anatomical perspective.
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Divided into two sections: Diversified Diagnostic Procedures and Diversified Therapeutic Procedures, chapters cover everything from motion palpation, physiotherapy, cranial manipulation, acupuncture, casting of fractures, obstetrics, hypnotherapy and much more.
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Animals sorted in this manner may be directed into a palpation rail system (also referred to as a management rail system) or placed in a holding pen and handled using a head chute or some other restraint system.
Many folks make the excuse that palpation is too difficult to learn.
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