palpate


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palpate

 [pal´pāt]
to perform palpation.

pal·pate

(pal'pāt),
To examine by feeling and pressing with the palms of the hands and the fingers.

palpate 1

(păl′pāt′)
tr.v. pal·pated, pal·pating, pal·pates
To examine or explore by touching (an organ or area of the body), usually as a diagnostic aid.

pal·pa′tion n.
pal′pa′tor n.
pal′pa·tor′y (-pə-tôr′ē) adj.

palpate 2

(păl′pāt′)
adj.
Having a palp or palps.

pal·pate

(pal'pāt)
To examine by feeling and pressing with the palms of the hands and the fingers.

Palpate

To examine the body by touching or pressing with the fingers or the palm of the hand.

pal·pate

(pal'pāt)
To examine by feeling and pressing with palms of hands and fingers.

palpate (pal´pāt),

v to examine the soft tissues with the fingers or hands.

palpate

to perform palpation.
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Palpate the costal arch and below the Processus xiphoideus in the stomach region.
With the extent of the deficiency taken into account, I mobilize and dissect the mucosa with Metzenbaum scissors so that I can identify or at least attempt to palpate the ends of the retracted bulbocavernosus muscles.
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By using fluoroscopy to locate the femoral head prior to arterial sheath placement, the operator may increase the likelihood of correct sheath placement in the common femoral artery, especially in obese patients where bony landmarks can be difficult to palpate.
All of these various structures must be considered when attempting to palpate the popliteus muscle as they lie between the skin and the popliteus muscle (Hollinshead 1969, Gardner et al 1975, Woodburne and Burkel 1988)
Large-sized nymphs rest in the bottom and middle portions of plants during the day, but they walk and palpate on the ground from 21:00-01:00 h.
Also, don't wait to palpate thinking the larger embryos will be easier to detect.
The patient maintained that the assistant did not palpate for a vein before she inserted a needle.
The first tourniquet is placed above the site in the usual manner and a second is applied below the site, only for the time that it takes to palpate and enter the vein.
We can see it, we can palpate it and now we can hear it.
The majority were diagnosed through mammography, suggesting breast cancers may be more difficult to palpate in obese women.