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to perform palpation.
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To examine by feeling and pressing with the palms of the hands and the fingers.
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palpate 1

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

Having a palp or palps.
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To examine by feeling and pressing with the palms of the hands and the fingers.
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To examine the body by touching or pressing with the fingers or the palm of the hand.
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To examine by feeling and pressing with palms of hands and fingers.
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The horizontal lines then illustrate the individual study means for the spinal level of the imaged or palpated iliac crests, and their 95% confidence intervals.
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"Make a note that you looked, that you palpated the contractions, or [that the electronic fetal monitor] wasn't giving you a reassuring sign as an external monitor.
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If a thrill and bruit are present at the anastomosis, but only a small portion of the vein can be palpated and/or the bruit is not continuous or is suddenly diminished, a fistulogram can be performed to evaluate the fistula itself as well as the outflow vein.