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to perform palpation.


To examine by feeling and pressing with the palms of the hands and the fingers.

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.


To examine by feeling and pressing with the palms of the hands and the fingers.


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


To examine by feeling and pressing with palms of hands and fingers.
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(4) These workshops should focus on palpation technique for specific areas to comprise a comprehensive OCE.
The majority of respondents reported conducting comprehensive OCE, although some omitted palpation of the lymph nodes and tongue.
The search found no studies which specifically addressed the woman's experience of abdominal palpation during pregnancy.
All the literature pertaining to abdominal palpation that dismissed, ignored or neglected these keywords was placed to one side.
If the rationale for abdominal palpation is under-pinned by assessing uterine size and fetal well-being, then all is fine.
The examiners rehearsed the study's palpation procedures for approximately 20 hours prior to its inception.
Subjects were passively moved by the examiners into thoracic extension, side-bending and segmental rotation during palpation. Each examiner contacted the putative T7 spinous process using the thumb to detect relative changes in the position of the T6 spinous processes compared to that of T7.
Inter- and intra-examiner reliability of palpation for sacroiliac joint dysfunction.
Pregnancy rates based on P4 concentration were generally higher than pregnancy rates by palpation. The sustained increase in P4 levels on d 22 PI might represent established pregnancies that were lost before pregnancy diagnosis on d 40 PI.
Similarly, we tested for any trends in fetal and neonatal mortality over years as the effect of palpation may depend on the experience of the examiners.
The factor 'immobilization' (yes = 1, no = 0), rectal palpation (yes, no), immobilization date (before, after median date), and body mass (high, low) were included as independent variables.
In contrast, calving rate, but not twinning rate, was lower in cows in which we had determined pregnancy by rectal palpation compared to those without palpation (P = 0.072, Table 2C).