percuss


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Related to percuss: palpate, auscultate

percuss

 [per-kus´]
to perform percussion.

per·cuss

(per-kŭs'),
To perform percussion.

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.

percuss

[pərkus′]
Etymology: L, percutere, to strike hard
to perform percussion by striking, for example, the thoracic or abdominal wall, thereby producing sound vibrations that aid in diagnosis.

per·cuss

(pĕr-kŭs')
To perform percussion.

percuss

to perform percussion.
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It may be helpful for the nurse or parent to percuss the bladder to determine if it is full, and that voiding is possible.
The lump was dull to percuss which was discontinuous with liver dullness.
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.