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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.

pal·pa·tion

(pal-pā'shŭn), Do not confuse this word with palpitation.
1. Examination with the hands, feeling for organs, masses, or infiltration of a part of the body, feeling the heart or pulse beat, or vibrations in the chest.
2. Touching, feeling, or perceiving by the sense of touch.
[L. palpatio, fr. palpo, pp. -atus, to touch, stroke]

palpation

/pal·pa·tion/ (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.pal´patory

palpation

[palpā′shən]
Etymology: L, palpare, to touch gently
a technique used in physical examination in which the examiner feels the texture, size, consistency, and location of certain body parts with the hands. palpate, v.
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Technique for light palpation
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Technique for deep palpation

palpation

Clinical medicine
1. A part of a physical examination, in which an examiner lighly presses with the hands over the surface to ID lumps, bumps, beating, buzzing, and burbling of the body below. See Percussion. Cf Palpitation.
2. Touching, feeling. Cf Touchy-feely.

pal·pa·tion

(pal-pā'shŭn)
1. Examination with the hands, feeling for organs, masses, or infiltration of a part of the body, feeling the heart or pulse beat, vibrations in the chest, and other diagnostic functions.
Synonym(s): touch (2) .
2. Touching, feeling, or perceiving by the sense of touch.

palpation

Examination by feeling with the fingers and hands.

Palpation

The examination of the body using the sense of touch. There are two types: light and deep.

palpation

examination of a body area by touch.

palpation

examination using the hands, e.g. to outline underlying muscular, vascular or neural structures, determine joint mobility and tissue resistance palpate masses

palpation,

n the use of the sense of touch to assess a patient's health and to diagnose illness.

pal·pa·tion

(pal-pā'shŭn)
Examination with hands, feeling for organs, masses, or infiltration of a body part, feeling the heart or pulse beat, or chest vibrations.

palpation (palpā´shən),

n 1. the act of feeling with the hands or fingers.
n 2. a phase of the examination procedure in which the sense of touch is used to gather information essential for diagnosis.
palpation, bilateral,
n a method of examination in which both hands are used to simultaneously examine and compare symmetrical body structures on opposite sides of the body.

palpation

the technique of examining parts of the body by touching and feeling them.

abdominal palpation
palpation of the contents of the abdomen and the state of the abdominal wall either through the wall or per rectum.
gastric palpation
internal palpation of the stomach via the esophagus is performed in dolphins and other cetaceans.
motion palpation
in chiropractic, examination of the range of movement in vertebral joints.
pharyngeal palpation
palpation via the external wall in small animals; can be performed per os in cattle but requires a mouth speculum for all but the most deft practitioners.
rectal palpation
palpation of the posterior abdomen and the organs in it by inserting the finger (in dogs) or hand and arm (in horses, cattle and pigs) in the rectum.
static palpation
in chiropractic, examination of the vertebral column for alignment and asymmetry and surrounding soft tissues for tone, heat and pain.
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17] Auscultation and palpation of symmetrical chest movements are most reliable when used with other methods, such as capnography.
3] Many studies show that digital balloon palpation corresponds poorly with the measured endotracheal cuff pressure.
After the palpation findings were recorded, gestational age was calculated using an early ultrasound scan (<24 weeks) if available.
We have observed sonographically that difficult cannulation after attaining an initial successful puncture with a landmark palpation technique is usually for this reason.
More experienced clinicians had a higher agreement rate on the presence of myofascial trigger points in the muscles assessed, so it seems that with an experienced clinician and a predetermined protocol for palpation, the presence of myofascial trigger points can be successfully established.
Over the intense two-week course they were to practice palpation under the watchful gaze of two experienced midwifery lecturers.
8% of breast cancers were detected by mammography and palpation, respectively.
He also discusses palpation of the bones, bony landmarks, joints, and ligaments, and palpation of the skeletal muscles of the body, with step-by-step instructions and many color illustrations.
Cows were submitted for AI based mainly on standing estrus or on combination of two or more of the following indicators of estrus: 1) mounting activity, 2) redness and edema of external genitalia with clear vaginal mucus discharge, 3) nervousness and excessive vocalization, 4) rubbed tailhead with veterinary recommendation based on ovarian palpation per rectum.
She says both main forms of pregnancy diagnosis - rectal palpation and ultrasound - require a veterinarian or trained technician, and can be combined with routine health treatment and Body Condition Scoring at housing for the greatest economy.
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.
Palpation should be initiated gently and as far as possible from the source of the pain.