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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Prior to the development of the ultrasound bladder scanner, the only way to determine if the bladder was completely empty was either to palpate and percuss the suprapubic area or perform intermittent catheterization.
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)