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auscultate

 [aw´skul-tāt]
to examine by auscultation.

aus·cul·tate

, auscult (aws'kŭl-tāt, aws-kŭlt'),
To perform auscultation.

auscultate

(ô′skəl-tāt′)
tr.v. auscul·tated, auscul·tating, auscul·tates Medicine
To examine by auscultation.

aus′cul·ta′tive adj.
aus·cul′ta·to′ry (ô-skŭl′tə-tôr′ē) adj.

auscultate

verb To listen with a stethoscope to internal organs—heart, lungs, GI tract—for sounds of diagnostic portent.

Sounds of potential diagnostic significance
Heart
Gallops, murmurs, rubs.

Lungs
Bronchophony, rales.

GI tract
Gurgles, sounds of moving gas or liquid.

auscultate

verb Physical examination To listen with a stethoscope to internal organs–heart, lungs, GI tract–for sounds of diagnostic portent

aus·cul·tate

, auscult (aws'kŭl-tāt, aws-kŭlt')
To perform auscultation.

aus·cul·tate

, auscult (aws'kŭl-tāt, aws-kŭlt')
To perform auscultation.
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The picture shows a kindly pediatrician auscultating a girl's doll with an old-fashioned stethoscope.
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The cuff is applied just above the knee and, if auscultating, the stethoscope is placed over the popliteal artery (Hockenberry et al., 2003).
They also need to be given opportunities to practice physical assessment skills, since auscultating a chest or assessing jugular venous pressure require practice for expertise to develop.
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