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percuss

 [per-kus´]
to perform percussion.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

per·cuss

(per-kŭs'),
To perform percussion.
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percuss

(pər-kŭs′)
tr.v. per·cussed, per·cussing, per·cusses
To strike or tap firmly, as in medical percussion: The doctor percussed the patient's chest.
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per·cuss

(pĕr-kŭs')
To perform percussion.
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* Repeat the procedure until each segment of the lung lobe is percussed, with the patient assuming a position appropriate for drainage of secretions from the segment receiving percussion.
When the nurse percusses for tone of the posterior chest wall, the patient should be sitting upright if possible, with his or her arms folded across the chest.
"I percussed his chest which sounded loud and hollow, a sign of a collapsed lung."
They were interviewed about the presence or absence of pain and swelling just after initiation of treatment till date of their interview and theirteeth under treatment were also percussed to know the intensity of pain and degree of swelling.
All students from both investigated groups palpated vocal fremitus and correctly percussed the lungs.
On physical exam Jose was found to have a low grade fever and several dull areas over the upper lobes of the lungs are percussed. Auscultation detects bronchial breath sounds with mild wheezing and crepitant rales.
Was the position of the trachea palpated, the thoracic cage percussed, auscultation of lung and heart sounds done?
The liver was tender and was percussed to 3 cm below the right costar margin.