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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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Previous studies have shown low accuracy for palpators in numerating lumbar levels and the mistakes tended to be cephalad (7,13-17).
To calculate accuracy expansively, the palpator was judged to have been accurate when the center of the marker was placed closer to the most lateral aspect of the C1 TVP than to either the inferior aspect of the mastoid process or the most lateral aspect of the C2 TVP.
To determine if the palpator errors on the left and right were correlated, the authors obtained their Pearson's product moment correlation value for their signed values: r= 0.
Cooperstein et al (42) had a palpator place radiopaque markers on the thoracic SPs palpated to correspond with the inferior tip of the scapula, and also the 2 SPs judged to be 3 spinal levels inferior and superior.
According to the strict definition, a palpator would place a soft-tissue marker within the 8mm wide field of the C1 TVP; whereas according to the more clinically relevant expansive definition, the palpator would place the marker closer to the C1 TVP than to either the mastoid process above or the C2 TVP below.