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vibration

 [vi-bra´shun]
1. a rapid movement to and fro; oscillation.
2. the shaking of the body as a therapeutic measure.
3. a form of massage.
4. a technique of chest physical therapy whereby pressure and a shaking movement of the hand are applied to various segments of the lungs to mobilize secretions.

vi·bra·tion

(vī-brā'shŭn),
1. A shaking.
2. A to-and-fro movement, as in oscillation.
[L. vibratio, fr. vibro, pp. -atus, to quiver, shake]

vibration

/vi·bra·tion/ (vi-bra´shun)
1. a rapid movement to and fro.
2. massage with a light, rhythmic, quivering motion; often performed with a mechanical device (electrovibratory massage).

vibration

[vībrā′shən]
Etymology: L, vibrare, to vibrate
a type of massage administered by quickly tapping with the fingertips or alternating the fingers in a rhythmic manner or by a mechanical device. See also massage.

vibration

Massage
A “soft tissue” technique used in massage therapy that uses vibrating movements, usually delivered by an electrical device.

vibration

Vox populi Jittering, oscillation, grinding

vi·bra·tion

(vī-brā'shŭn)
A group of movements in massage that involve fine or coarse rhythmic shaking of various structures, with or without compression or traction.
[L. vibratio, fr. vibro, pp. -atus, to quiver, shake]

Vibration

The purpose of vibration is to help break up lung secretions. Vibration can be either mechanical or manual. It is performed as the patient breathes deeply. When done manually, the person performing the vibration places his or her hands against the patient's chest and creates vibrations by quickly contracting and relaxing arm and shoulder muscles while the patient exhales. The procedure is repeated several times each day for about five exhalations.

vibration,

n massage technique believed to enhance nerve function by using small superficial rapid movements of the fingertips or palm.

vibration

1. a rapid movement to and fro; oscillation.
2. the shaking of the body as a therapeutic measure.
3. a form of massage.
References in classic literature ?
Thus, when Bell spoke loudly into the ear, the vibrations of the drum made tiny markings upon the glass.
The vibration of the pendulum was at right angles to my length.
I don't know about Mills, but the subdued shadowy vibration of it echoed in my breast which felt empty for a moment and like a large space that makes one giddy.
Words, sobs, and cries are but air, and air is so shut in and shut out throughout the house in town that sounds need be uttered trumpet-tongued indeed by my Lady in her chamber to carry any faint vibration to Sir Leicester's ears; and yet this cry is in the house, going upward from a wild figure on its knees.
Fancy a surgeon, with his nippers lifting tendons, muscles and such things into view, out of the complex machinery of a corpse, and observing, "Now this little nerve quivers--the vibration is imparted to this muscle--from here it is passed to this fibrous substance; here its ingredients are separated by the chemical action of the blood--one part goes to the heart and thrills it with what is popularly termed emotion, another part follows this nerve to the brain and communicates intelligence of a startling character--the third part glides along this passage and touches the spring connected with the fluid receptacles that lie in the rear of the eye.
These thousand tiny bells quivered for some time with the vibration of the rope, then gradually died away, and finally became silent when the manikin had been brought into a state of immobility by that law of the pendulum which has dethroned the water clock and the hour-glass.
Far away, across many hundreds of miles of desolation, other wireless masts would be clicking, and snapping, and waking into responsive vibration.
The vibration of my left calf is a great sign with me," he remarked at a later date.
And at the sound of the first "give and bequeath" she could see all complexions changing subtly, as if some faint vibration were passing through them, save that of Mr.
And while he was thus occupied there came suddenly to him the vibration of machinery and the throbbing of the propeller.
Well, we could hear the vibration like anything, coming from over the marsh there.
Sheldon felt a slight vibration of the veranda, and knew that Joan had come out and was standing by his side.