bimanual palpation


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palpation

 [pal-pa´shun]
the act of feeling with the hand; the application of the fingers with light pressure to the surface of the body for the purpose of determining the condition of the parts beneath in physical diagnosis.
bimanual palpation palpation with both hands in the physical examination of a patient.
Bimanual palpation. From Gorrie et al., 1994.

bi·man·u·al pal·pa·tion

use of both hands to feel organs or masses, especially in the abdomen or pelvis.

bimanual palpation

the examination of a woman's pelvic organs in which the examiner places one hand on the abdomen and one or two fingers of the other hand in the vagina. The size, shape, and consistency of the cervix, uterus, and adnexa are then assessed and noted.
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Bimanual palpation

bi·man·u·al pal·pa·tion

(bī-manyū-ăl pal-pāshŭn)
Use of both hands to feel organs or masses, especially in the abdomen or pelvis.

bi·man·u·al pal·pa·tion

(bī-manyū-ăl pal-pāshŭn)
Use of both hands to feel or examine dental structures.

bimanual palpation,

n a tactile method of oral examination in which the examiner uses both hands to examine the patient's oral cavity from both the inside and outside at the same time.