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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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Dullness is percussed when fluid or solid tissue is present in lung tissue, as with pneumonia, pleural effusion, atelectasis, or tumor, and is a medium-pitched firm sound.
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.
Because, sir," we would chant, "by the time you have looked, felt and percussed, you should know what you will hear
A normal abdomen percussed with the patient in the supine position should produce predominately tympany because air rises.
The liver was tender and was percussed to 3 cm below the right costar margin.