dipping

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dipping

1. Palpation of the liver by a quick depressive movement of the fingers while the hand is held flat on the abdomen.
2. Immersion of an object in a solution, esp. applied to the dipping of cattle or dogs for tick control.
3. A drop in blood pressure of 10% or more that occurs at night or during sleep. Nocturnal blood pressure dipping is a normal phenomenon. Its absence is associated with a variety of illnesses, including obstructive sleep apnea.
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