examination for dullness by striking the chest wall directly with the fingertips of one hand successively, beginning with the fifth finger.
Synonym(s): piano percussion
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Mur·phy per·cus·sion(mŭr'fē pĕr-kŭsh'ŭn)
Examination for dullness by striking the chest wall directly with the fingertips of one hand successively, beginning with the fifth finger.
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Murphy,John B., U.S. surgeon, 1857-1916.
Murphy bone lever
Murphy bone skid
Murphy button - mechanical device used for intestinal anastomosis.
Murphy drip - Synonym(s): proctoclysis
Murphy percussion - Synonym(s): piano percussion
Murphy sign - right upper quadrant pain on inspiration.
Murphy-Lane bone skid
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