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1. The act or process of shaking violently, especially as a method of diagnosis to detect the presence of fluid and air in a body cavity.
2. The condition of being shaken violently.

[Latin succussiō, succussiōn-, from succussus, past participle of succutere, to toss up : sub-, up from below; see sub- + quatere, to shake; see kwēt- in Indo-European roots.]

suc·cus′sa·to′ry (sə-kŭs′ə-tôr′ē) adj.
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Noun1.succussion - shaking a person to determine whether a large amount of liquid is present in a body cavity
auscultation - listening to sounds within the body (usually with a stethoscope)
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(3) On physical examination, the abdomen is found to be diffusely tympanitic with succussion splash, and a distended Pouch of Douglas on rectal examination.
Ethanol is the most typical dilution succussion vehicle used in human homeopathic drugs (Bellavite & Signorini, 2002), but it may trigger phenoloxidase activity in shrimps (Hernandez-Lopez et al., 1996).
Presence of projectile vomiting of undigested food material, succussion splash heard 3-4 hours after meal, visible gastric peristalsis, presence of mass with above features.
The only positive finding was an impressive succussion splash.
Along with the "like treats like" principle - that a substance that causes certain symptoms can also help remove those symptoms - is a second principle based around dilution and shaking called "succussion".
He was cachectic in appearance and there was succussion splash and sensitivity in the epigastric region on physical examination.
Effectiveness of ultra high diluted arsenic is a function of succussion number as evidenced by wheat germination test and droplet evaporation method.
Homeopathy's founder Samuel Hahnemann wrote in 1796 that, as well as the "law of similars", success also depended on the "law of infinitesimals" (dilution) and the "law of succussion" (vigorous shaking), three tenets which are still adhered to today.
Homeopathic remedies are made by sequential dilution and succussion as previously explained.
Here's how the remedy is created: A plant extract is mixed in alcohol and/or water at a 1:100 ratio and vigorously shaken in a process called "succussion." The resulting formula would be labeled 1C.
Amongst the signs, gastric splash (succussion splash) 145 versus 35% had a statistically significant P value (0.003), whereas rest of the signs were not significant statistically.