light-touch palpation


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light-·touch pal·pa·tion

a method of determining the outlines of organs or masses by lightly palpating the surface with the tip of a finger.

light-touch palpation

Etymology: AS, leoht + Fr, toucher + L, palpare, to touch gently
a method of examination in which the abdomen is gently depressed 1 to 2 cm to determine the size and position of abdominal organs.

light-touch palpation

The process of determining the outline of abdominal organs by lightly palpating the abdominal wall with the fingers.
See also: palpation